Special for fish lovers, I'm a fish lover too.
1. Make sure you own a bare bottom tank. It should be at least 5 gallons, but it's better to have 10 gallons of water or more.
2. Make sure that there are box filters in your tanks, containing marbles and/or dolomite and filter floss.
3. Change about 20% to 40% of your water every 2-4 weeks, siphoning the debris from the bottom of the tank. The water should be aged or treated with a chlorine/chloramines remover if you have these chemicals in your water supply (if you're no sure, treat anyway).
4. The pH of the water should be in the range of 7-8
5. Make sure that you treat the water with a dechlorinator. For more info go to www.fishlore.com
6. The temperature should be between 66-84 degrees farenheit.
7. The guppies should get 10-12 hours of light a day. So, it would be economical to buy a timer for the light.
8. Don't overcrowd your guppies, around 1 adult per two-three gallons of water is acceptable (fry should be reared in seperate tanks or in the main tank with a divider. If you keep the parents and the fry together the parents will eat the fry.
9. For food, any kind of tropical fish food is acceptable, but should be mixed with a diet of frozen foods including bloodworms, tubifex and brine shrimp at least three times a week.
* Do not mix any large, predatory or aggressive fish with guppies.
* Always keep an eye on the water quality, it is the major cause of death in fish.
* NEVER put the adults and the fry in the same tank. The adults will eat them.
* NEVER put two male in the same tank with one female