This is a guest post by Peter Hartono, the founder and CEO of Just Aquatic.
Guppies (Poecilia libestes reticulata) are one of the most popular fish species for beginners. They are quite hardy and can easily adjust to fluctuations in water conditions than most species of fish.
Guppies are endemic to the fresh and brackish waters of the Amazon River and on several islands in the Caribbean. It is one of the smallest live-bearing fish species, with females reaching only 2.5 inches and males slightly smaller.
In order to ensure that guppies thrive well under tank conditions, there is a need to mimic as much as possible their Amazonian habitat. You can achieve this ideal environment by focusing on the important water parameters. [Continue reading]