How to raise guppies


While guppies are a relatively difficult species to keep, there are a number of caveats to keeping this fish. Of course, first of all, your guppies must be healthy. Secondly, in the daily feeding process, in order to raise healthy guppies, you should also pay attention to the following basic feeding points.

Feeding points of guppies

1. Suitable temperature and water quality

Suitable water temperatures for guppies range from 22°C to 24°C. Water hardness 10-30, water pH 7.0-8.5. If the guppies have poor water quality or are sick, the blue will turn black.

2. Appropriate feeding

Foods suitable for raising guppies include red nematodes and water fleas, and dry feed can also be fed.

3. Fish tank size suggestion

It is best to choose an aquarium above 45CM for raising guppies. Because guppies can be regarded as medium-sized ornamental fish. However, the size of the fish tank depends on the amount of feeding.

4. Mixed feeding is possible

Guppies are gentle and can be mixed with small to medium tropical fish.

Feeding points of guppies

1. The water temperature should be stable

Do not remove the heating rod when changing the water, set a safe temperature, such as 25 degrees. Anyway, if it is higher than this temperature, it will not work, and it will not consume power. In addition, pay attention to the temperature difference when changing the water. The new water should not be too cold or too hot.

2. Density should be reduced

In order to reduce the amount of excretion and better keep the water clean, there is no need to say more about the filtration system.

3. Pay attention to the cleanliness of live food

In particular, red worms need to be raised for 3 to 5 days, and they are raised by dripping water into the air. When the temperature is high from June to September, it is recommended not to feed live red worms, but to feed frozen red worms.

4. Pay attention to the disinfection of utensils

Regardless of whether the fish in the fish tank are sick or not, the fishing nets, straws, sponges and other utensils used to clean the fish tank, and even the operator's hands, after touching the water in one tank, should be cleaned before using them in another tank. All soaked in potassium permanganate solution or soap for cleaning. Special attention should be paid to this point if there are multiple fish tanks.

Breeding environment of guppies

1. Temperature

The best temperature for guppies is 22 to 26 between degrees. Generally speaking, adults are controlled at 22 to 24 degrees, and juveniles are controlled at 24 to 26 degrees. Some aquarists raise the water temperature of juvenile fish to 27 or 28 degrees, thinking that only in this way can juvenile fish be active, their food intake and metabolism will increase, and they can develop rapidly. While this is true, the negative effects of such high temperatures have been overlooked. At such high temperatures, the metabolism of juveniles is too fast. Even if they eat more, they can't provide a fast metabolism, especially calcium. As a result, sudden deformities and other disorders may occur after a period of time.

The guppies raised as seed fish basically spawn in winter, mainly because the water temperature is constant and suitable for motivation.

2. Stocking density

For the stocking density of juvenile fish, the recommended fish tank is 40*25*30 cm, and the recommended stocking density is about 50~60 fish. If the density is too large, the water quality is not well controlled, and it is easy to get sick. If the density is too small, the fish tank is large, and there are few fish, so that the fish do not need to grab food, which will lead to a lack of excitement and movement, which will affect the growth rate. This is something that many breeders have not noticed and needs to be paid attention to.

Generally after 2 weeks, you will see that as the fish grows, the density of the fish tank will also increase. If you do not increase the space at this time, it will affect the growth rate of the fish. At this time, moving them to a larger tank gives them a wider space and better conditions for rapid development.

Feeding of guppies

The five common feeds for guppies are artificial feed, live bait, nauplii, water fleas and silk earthworms, but what feed guppies feed will vary in different growth states. Feeding guppies, like other animals, needs to avoid monotony of food so that guppies are nutritionally balanced.

For bait, it mainly refers to the type of bait, the amount of bait and the number of times of bait per day, and the variety of bait and the amount of bait are adjusted with the growth of fish age.

The fish just born on the same day need to be fed. First, they need to adapt to the environment. Second, the yolk sac has not been absorbed. Guppies are oviparous. From the second day, it is best to feed with live nauplii, which are rich in nutrients and easy to absorb, and have the effect of promoting defecation. During this time, feed the juveniles as much as they can until their stomachs are hemispherical, at which point you can keep a little live bait in the tank.