- Use bare bottom tanks, 10 gals. for
guppies over 2 months 5 1/2 gals. for babies.
- Use box filters in your tanks,
marbles and filter floss.
- Change about 20 percent of your
water each week, siphoning the debris from the bottom of
the tank. The water should be aged or treated with a
chlorine/chloramine remover if you have these chemical in
your water supply.
- The pH of the water should be in
the range of 6.8--7.6(7.0-7.2 is preferable).
- The temperature should be between
75--80 degrees(guppies 0-4 months 78-80, 5-8 months
75-77, 9-12 months 72-74).
- Your guppies should enjoy about
10-16 hours of light a
day. An automatic timer should be used to turn your
lights on and off . A half hour before you get up in the
morning the lights should come on. Shortly after you have
gotten up, your guppies can be feed. One to two hours
later the lights can go off. About a half hour before you
arrive at home the lights should come on again, the
lights will stay on for 6-8 hours more.
- Newborn guppies as well as your
older ones should be fed newly hatched brine shrimp once
or twice a day. A variety of flake food should be fed as
- Your male guppies should be
separated from the females at about 4 weeks of age. This
must be done as the worst male of the lot can fertilize
the females and ruin your stock.
- Don't overcrowd your guppies,
twenty guppies per ten gallons(fish that are 5-7 months).
- Always cull, petshops will always
be happy to purchase your culls.
- Join a guppy club, if there are not
any guppy clubs in your area, then join an all species
aquarium club and start a guppy group within that all
species club. When you have 4 other members you can apply
to the IFGA as a new club... Hope to see you soon, good