Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2008 11:14 am Post subject: Re: My Guppy Pics....
both coloured guppies are fancy guppies,the one that has a blue belly and orangish tail in your pic is rarer than the one with yellow tail.some times you can even find the yellow tailed ones in the gutters along roadsides.
Species: Poecilia reticulata
Size: 1 1/2 in (4 cm)
TankConditions: 64-82Â°F; pH 5.5-8.0; dH 10-30
Fancy Guppies require a tank with at least 20 gallons of water, and are very tolerant of changing tank conditions. Plants should be hardy varieties such as Java Fern and Java Moss that can handle the increased hardness in the tank. Guppies should not be kept with Bettas or other fin-nipping fish, as they will harass them. In order to reduce aggression among them it is ideal to maintain several pairs together in the aquarium.
When gravid, the females take on extra body depth, and a dark area appears around the vent. The male anal fin, or gonopodium, is used to fertilize the female internally. Adults may eat the fry if left to fend for themselves without the breeding box. The fry should be fed brine shrimp, micro food, and pulverized flakes.
An algae-based flake food, along with freeze-dried bloodworms, tubifex, and brine shrimp will provide guppies with the proper nutrition.
Compatibility: Similar sized Livebearers, Tetras, Rasboras, Rainbowfish, Dwarf Gouramis, Loaches, Plecos, and Scavenger Catfish.
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