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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Maja - 2005-05-12
I have had guppies for 2 years now. One of the females was pregnant when I bought her and didn't know it till there were fry in my tank. Unfortunately they were eaten by my black tetras. I have 4 females and 3 male guppies and all they do is mate. The females get no rest! They are very wonderful to watch and laugh at.

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slf - 2005-04-08
the guppy is a wonderful fish.
i love them!

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jim - 2005-01-30
Hey i think guppies are great fish i have king cobra guppies and lyre tails. I breed them and the only thing i can tell people who are thinking about getting into the guppie business is KEEP THE DIFFERENT STRAINS OF GUPPIES SEPARTAE! because the pet store that you are selling them to will want to know what kind they are.

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Joce - 2004-10-28
these are the real guppies i have. the ones in the books are like so weird...=)

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jess - 2004-09-06
hey i once had a guppy and it lived a long time. here is a tip though, always clean the bowl yourself and dont leave soap in it. fish dont really like that!

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Jake - 2004-09-04
Guppies are beautiful fish which add alot more than just a fish to your tropical aquarium. I first bred them 3 weeks ago, I bought a pregnant female and a breeding trap and within 5 hours in my tank the female started to give birth to 86 young. Only 9 of the fry were eaten, after 8 weeks I walked to the shop that I bought the female from and sold all the best looking ones for $1.00AUS each. the others were put back in my tank.

WARNING be carful not to put males and females together as they will breed extremly fast (not that thats bad, just be carful)

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Fat freak josh - 2004-06-08
Guppies are an awesome, beautiful, hardy fish that are easy to breed. I breed guppies and they never fail to amaze me on how many new brilliant and vivid color patterns or mixes the new babies have. The guppy is a type of fish that is perfect for experts and newcomers into the aquarium hobby alike.

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Never Simbarashe - 2004-05-23
Basically I have been breeding guppies for the past 8 years and they never sieze to amaze me because I always have something new in my aquarium.To some extent it can be said that it is not exactly easy to breed them because you can get as many frys but the adults have a tendancy of eating them and before you know it all of them will be gone.Therefore I would preferably seperate the expecting mother from the rest of the fish and in my case I always make sure there is more than enough food daily so as to reduce the chances of the mother eating any thing consumables unnecessarily.The guppy list is endless ,but for me I think they are the most interesting pet fish one can keep due to their variety and adaptation in various communities.I just love the guppy family,GO GUPPIES GO!I have about 100 adults and fry of up to 120 per month(various types of the guppy family.

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Tessa - 2004-04-22
I THINK THAT GUPPIES ARE GREAT FISH TO KEEP. THEY ARE VERY EASY TO TAKE CARE OF AND ARE ESPECIALLY GOOD WITH PEOPLE WHO HAVE NOT KEPT FISH BEFORE.

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Josh - 2004-03-20
Guppies are perfect for beginners and they are good for season veterins like myself. With their beauiful colors they are the perfect fish to brighten up a fish Tank. One thing to keep in mind though if you have too many guppies together in the same tank then they will nibble at each others tails. Baby guppies can hide in any plants but some are better than others. To prevent having your guppies die there are a couple of fish that you should not put in with the guppies. Some examples are all Barbs (like tiger barbs). i have personally caught my fathers tiger barb biting off parts of tails and pop eggs (from the one time that i had an egg from a nother fish).

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