As it is in nature, the male Fancy Guppies are quite beautiful and the females are quite plain. Males come in a wide range of colors – goals, Reds, blacks, blues, greens and females are gray and tan. To maximize the beautiful colors and look of these fish is better to keep many of them in an aquarium.
Fancy guppies like a warm fish tank and you should be sure to have a heater that can keep the tank between 78 and 82Â°F. Guppies are live bearers and being such they appreciate a tablespoon of aquarium salt for each 5 gallons of water in the fish tank.
For the best results, feed your guppies some frozen brine shrimp or Black worms every once in a while but for their main diet you can give them floating flake food or freeze dried blood worms.
when stocking your aquarium be sure to have twice as many females as males. Fancy guppies will get along with many other varieties of fish including neon tetras, African dwarf frogs, ghost shrimp, glass fish, catfish and Gourami.
You may be able to keep Guppies and Mollies together however be aware that larger Mollies will often attack guppies so it might not be a good idea to keep them in the same aquarium. along those same lines avoid placing your guppies in tanks with Platies and Swordtails. in fact, you want to keep the other fish in the tank the same size or smaller than your guppies.
Fancy guppies only live about three years with the males going to be about 2 inches and the females about 2 1/2 inches.
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