Animal Stories - Fancy Guppies

Animal-World Information about: Fancy Guppies

   The various forms of the Guppy, Fancy Guppy, or Millionsfish are the best known and most popular aquarium fish. This species offers a large selection of colors and shapes with no two fish every exactly alike. Guppies are an all time favorite of both beginners and experienced fish keepers!
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tashfiq - 2005-12-13
Hello, I just got 4 guppies from a petstore. Those pet peaple were so nice that they gave us the 3 baby guppies for free. But my gold fish ate 1 baby guppie. The one got eaten right away so beware if you get a baby guppie, separate them right away. So far I have now 3 female guppies, one is preganant. i have one male and 2 babies.

tashfiq - 2005-12-05
Hello I just had 3 guppies, I had 2 females and 1 male guppy. But the male guppy was not very friendly. it died when trying to bite my platys. the platys are very good community fish but so are guppies, this was the only one I noticed that was trying to bite. Usually gupies have babies in 20-30 days but do not worry if you have a female guppie but no male. if the female sees the male once it will have babies. So I just bought a male guppie with 1 femaLe and it is a great community fish.

tashfiq - 2005-11-23
Hello. I got 3 famcy guppies. I have 2 females and 1 male. The male keeps them both very busy. I just got them to breed. Be careful as they will try to breed extremely fast. Do not mix tiger barbs with them. Sometimes they will try to nip the fins of goldfish. Remamber to have 2 or more tanks so that you can separate the fry because the mother will eat the baby guppy. They will have many babies so have a 5-10 gallon tank. Having to many females could be bad because they will have babies in 20-30 days. They have many types of colors. Remamber do not get confused and think that swordtails, moons, or mollies are guppies. Guppies breed much faster than mollies, swordtails, moons or goldfish. Although hard to keep they fun to watch. If You are thinking of having fry guppies they have fry very quickly [fry means baby] They are also good starter fish. So if youre thinking of buying fish buy guppies. And this site rocks!

tashfiq the best fish trainer - 2005-11-06
Hello and hey I just got three guppies and they rock. They share the tank with 2 goldfish, 1 pleco and 1 chinese algea fish. there was two but 1 died cause it had no tail. My fish are about to breed again be careful, they breed very quickly but its not bad at all. november 6 2005

davith - 2005-08-23
i have 10 guppys. 1 gave birth on sunday but none survived because they were eaten by our 2 angel fish. the male guppies show off in front of the female guppies by bending there bodies around.

Nikki - 2005-07-12
I love guppies! But since they breed like rabbits and the males will pester the females I would advise that you get at least twice as many females as males.

mark - 2005-07-05
I caught some gabusia "mosquito fish" hoping to breed them as food for my freshwater tortoise. I wondered if they might crossbreed with guppys as they are very similar in appearance. I thought crossbreeds may be hardier, more tolerant of cold water, and also hopefully more colorful. It worked. i had a male gambusia and a female guppy seperated and she was carrying fry. but unfortunately she had them while i wasnt around and ate the lot..oh well back to the drawing board.

isma35 - 2005-06-28
Since I was small I have had guppies. Now I've 4 males and 7 females in my 10 gallon tank. I recommend if your going to breed them you get many plants for your tank, they could be real plants(make sure they're not poisonous, becuse both the adults and the fry might eat them). The plants are for the fry to hide from the adults. If you decide to have plastic plants it is ok because they won't make the water so dirty.

ty - 2005-06-05
I have 1 male gup and a female. The females pregnant! i cant wait til the babies come. I feed them tetramin flake food. These fish are the best beginner fish. I would recommend these fish for anybody.

Alayna - 2005-06-01
I have 2 male guppies and 1 female guppy, boy do those males keep her busy! I suggest that if you are planning on getting guppies, think of getting either two males or two females, or watch out the babies will come!