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Water quality has a lot to do with how well and how quickly your baby guppies develop. Fish waste creates nitrates, and when nitrates build up (indicating too many fish in the space) the guppies’ growth slows down. To keep the babies growing, change out about a third of the water each week. This removes the nitrates and gives a boost to guppy growth. If you’re ambitious you can replace about 10 percent of the water every day, as some breeders do, but your guppies will do fine with weekly changes.

If you have taken good care of your pregnant guppy for about a month, you will soon realize that your fish is nearly due to have fry!

The guppy is one of the smallest live-bearing fish, with the females growing to about 2 ½ inches, and the males being slightly smaller. Nearly all of the guppies in the fish trade are commercially bred, and wild caught guppies are exceeding rare. Because of this, they can adapt to a wide variety of water types, but prefer the water to be on the hard side with a pH in 6.5-8.0 range.

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There are a number of excellent dry foods in the market that have a high degree of protein, fiber and vitamins essential for the growth of young guppies. One of the best dry foods I have used is a special blend used by a local fish farmer who breeds guppies and other small fish as feeders. His growth rate is unbelievable. After using his food for two months, I have found a remarkable difference in my young guppies. After many favors and some coaxing I was able to get the ingredients for his recipe with the promise that I will only buy his flake foods by the pound and not try to copy it.

Dried Kelp
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Fish Meal
Bone Meal
Fish Liver Oil
Vitamins A, B, B 1, B2, & D3
Soybean Flour

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I have a pregnant female fancy guppy and I have no idea how or what to do when the babies are released. Would it be ok if I leave the fry in a fish bowl until they are big enough to get into the tank with the parents? The female looks REALLY pregnant. Its stomach is about almost a centimeter slumping down and the triangle is really dark and big. Will it breed soon?

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Guppies are tropical fish and the water temperatures need to be in the mid 70s at minimum. When buying a heater figure on needing 5 watts of energy to heat 1 gallon of water. All Guppy fish call out for tropical water conditions of 74-82 degrees Fahrenheit. I hear about horror stories of heaters cracking and killing the fish… I always advise buying a descent name brand heater for that reason. Just look for a .
For several years now guppy fish breeding is still one of the greatest things about the aquarium hobby that it never grows old-even when we do. ever since I first had a livebearer give birth in my tanks, and it is still a thrill. Oh, maybe not quite the same thrill when my guppies or Endlcr’s drop fry, though it’s still a marvel, Those tigers are one of the first-time species I’ve acquired in the last year.