05 November 2007

Guppy Care


Originally by Miley, published on September 13, 2006

Guppies may be small, but they are extremely colorful. The guppy would/could add the perfect touch to any freshwater aquarium. Guppies also come in so many different types, and they’re all compatible with each other.

Guppies are low maintenance, which means they don’t require a lot of your time. The average guppy stays around 3” long. They don’t require anything specific in their water, unless they are ill, and they don’t need a big tank.

TANK SIZE:
A guppy only requires a 10 gallon aquarium to house about 20 guppies. It doesn’t matter whether or not the tank is long, high, short, fat, circle, square, they don’t care.

COLORS OF GUPPY:
Yellow, blue, black, red, white, gold, green, orange, pink, purple, silver, and so many more, and guppies are usually more then just one solid color. Guppies are very pretty when you get a whole bunch of them and their all swimming and blending their colors.

WATER CONDITIONS:
Like I said before, the guppy doesn’t require specific things for their water unless they are sick. They do require special temperatures which are usually around 65-75 degrees F. The water in a guppy tank must be spring water no saltwater or anything.

AVERAGE LIFE SPAN FOR A GUPPY:
Guppies will live anywhere from 2-5 years of age, but you must take care of them the best you possibly can.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR A GUPPY TANK:
All you need for a guppy tank is: about a 10 gallon aquarium for every 15-20 guppies, a couple plants to hide behind, a couple caves to hide in, a filtration system, air pump, and gravel. You can always add whatever you would like in your tank, but these just give you a little idea of the small requirements for your guppy(ies).

pH FOR A GUPPY TANK:
The pH in your guppy’s tank should be 7 to 8.5. if you have a little fluctuation in the pH level, it probably won’t harm your guppy, as long as it’s not too bad and you get it fixed rather quick.

TANK MATES:
It’s best to keep their tank mates around the same size as your guppies, and try to keep their temperaments the same too. Here’s a couple possible tank mate for the guppy: neon tetras, cardinal tetras, small catfish, small goldfish, dino fish, and others in these categories.

That’s pretty much all the general information that there is for a guppy. The bottom line is, they’re very peaceful fish, easy to care for, and they don’t require a lot.

4 comments:

  1. i would like to share some stupid things that ive done once while taking care my guppies...ive chilok some pH paper during lab session at my school just to test the pH of my aquarium due to reading to much from the anti-klorin fact(which suggested pH 7-6.5)kuang3..lastly get caught by my father..then he lend me his digital pH detector..hehe..one fact..to maintain ur pH water..put more batu karang in ur aquarium...i used to kutip it all along the beach..

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  2. So sweet and...cool! I'm used to cilok pH paper from my lab too. During primary school. Huu~ But --> I wanna test the pH of my hair shampoo and tooth paste. Haha! Really concern about what I put on my hair during that time and everything inside the toilet. ;)

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  3. huaa..then we have our pH dr here..who knows evry pH of single things in the toilet..=)

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  4. hey gorgeous..heheh..
    thanx a l0t 4 taking care of my guppies las tym...lala,lili,lulu,lolo,lele,,++lalok kot.he x igt name sekor tuh..huhu.. plus..movie yg wazi wat'n a day b4 lala'kembali ke rahmatullah' 2 sgt2 la dramatik..sob33.nk ngs jer..terharu sesngt... xtw nk ckp cene..huhu..neway.. thanx wazii.... ;D

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