maintenance, care, compatibility
Guppy – the most common type of aquarium inhabitants. These colorful fish with large iridescent tail.
Often, talking about his hobby, experienced aquarists say that let them begin with her purchase. In addition, guppies are ideal test subjects for studying genetic mutations. Males of this species are much larger and more beautiful than females.
Their tails are much larger than those of females, and differ in their original, unusual coloring. The small size of the fish – from 1.5 to 3 cm allows you to make them the center of the aquarium world. Females are much larger – about 6 cm, but have not such a beautiful color.
Today, with the help of selection, beautiful individuals of females have been obtained, but their cost is much higher. You can see the possible fish options in the photo, which is full of internet.
The most common types of caudal fins are:
Guppies are one of the most easily bred breeds, so their population is growing so fast. In order to do their breeding you do not have to make a lot of effort. Enough to provide them with comfortable conditions.
It is surprising that fish can breed without a male. This is due to the first fertilization. That is, the female can breed several times during one “meeting” with the male.
Therefore, to start breeding, you can buy only one female and you will receive about 8 litters.
Viviparous guppies, so they do not need a place for throwing caviar. Fry appear completely independent.
They are already swimming and ready to take full adult food. Photo fry can often be found on the Internet – they differ from their parents only in size, otherwise it is a full-fledged fish.
After you have noticed that the female is “in position”, set her off from the others. Although the pregnancy lasts about 30 days, in a separate dwelling it will be much more comfortable. After the fry are swept up, it needs to be deposited.
Hungry guppies can eat their own offspring, so for the first time, it is better for young animals to live separately in an aquarium with small-leaved plants, and when they get stronger, return them back.
In aquarist communities, all thickets began to appear messages about aggressive behavior. Sometimes relationships in a flock can lead to a deplorable outcome for the weakest.
If you notice something wrong in your aquarium, then reconsider the conditions of their maintenance, it is quite possible that they just closely.
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SPECIES AND BREEDS GUPPI
The variety of aquarium fish sometimes affects. And given the fact that one species of fish has its own varieties – the aquarium world becomes just gigantic.
Sometimes it is even difficult for an experienced aquarist to tell what kind of fish it is. Hopefully, the following selection of species and breeds GUPPI help you figure out who is swimming in your aquarium.
GUPI Poecilia reticulata
Order, family: Pecilia (Poeciliidae).
Comfortable water temperature: 20 – 26 ° С.
Ph: 6.5 – 8.5.
Aggressiveness: not aggressive 0%.
Guppy Compatibility: compatible with all non-predatory and not big fish.
In nature, lives in the northern part of South America. But now, as a result of artificial acclimatization, these fish have spread to all continents.
Its name – these fish were in honor of the man who first discovered and made public this discovery to the world community. His name was Robert Guppy. There was such a significant event on the island of Trinidat back in the year 66.
To date, there are a huge number of varieties of these fish, each of which has its own distinctive features. Consider some species of guppy in more detail.