How to take care of a pet guppy
Guppies are a fun, colorful, popular freshwater group of fish that is popular for small or starter aquariums. They are a tropical fish that tolerate temperatures from 72° to 78°F. They have a care level that is easy. Their temperament is peaceful. They can grow up to 2.4 inches. They are omnivores that eat tropical fish flakes. The minimum tank size for 1 guppy is 5 gallons, but most people buy a 10 just in case for other guppies. Guppies prefer substrate (gravel), freshwater, and plants. Their natural habitat is the warm freshwaters of South America, so it is important to replicate these conditions in the tank to provide them with the most natural environment possible. They are peaceful fish that like to be kept in groups. They can also be in a tank with other community fish such as platy, molly, tetra and others of that type. You can keep one guppy for 2 gallons of water. For example, if you have a 10 gallon tank, you can have 5 guppies, but if you have a 20 gallon tank, you can have 10 guppies.
Fun Facts about Guppies
The scientific name for guppies is Poecilia reticulata.
Guppies don’t lay eggs.
Guppies have been used to get rid of mosquito eggs that may cause malaria!
Guppies have been used in India to test drinking water after floods or natural disasters.
The name “guppy” is named after Robert John Lechmere Guppy.
Guppies have a high reproduction. They can have 20-30 new babies every month! They can even get as high as 100-120 in a month!
Guppies normally live for 1-3 years. They can even live up to 5 years!
If you are planning to cut your vacation short because you have to feed your fish, guppies can actually live up to 2 weeks without food! (Don’t try it though end results may be not so funny)