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Guppy

Overall satisfaction

4.25/5

Acquired: Online breeder / seller,
Breed species myself,
Other,
Fish / pet store

Appearance

5/5

Health

4/5

Easy to Feed

4/5

Easy Environment Needs

4/5

Compatibility with other species

4/5

Compatibility with own species

4/5

Activity Level

4/5

Visibility

5/5

Breeding

5/5

Interaction with owner

4/5

My Guppies

By

Lancashire, United Kingdom

Posted Feb 08, 2016

I bought my first batch of guppies when I was 18 years old in my first ever aquarium. My selection included 5 plain-ish females and 1 bright yellow male. I was told, by the store keeper, that guppies were a good starter fish. The shop keeper was not wrong. The guppies were easy to care for, entertained me for hours and looked amazing.

Within 2-3 weeks of having guppies, 3 of my 5 females were pregnant and 2 had given birth to their first litter/spawn. Guppies are a live-bearer fish so the fry(babies) swim directly out of the parent and are complete self-sufficient from that point.

I bought myself a fry hatchery so the big ones didn't eat my babies, they escaped and most were eaten by other guppies in my tank. I decided to populate my aquarium with lots of plants for hiding. This worked a treat.

I now breed guppies in my home using my small 60 litre aquarium. I would recommend this breed of fish to anyone wanting beautiful colours, easy to handle and entertaining fish for their community tank.

Pros:
Colours - amazing
Entertaining
Easy to breed - you literally don't have to do anything!
Funny
Simple care
Simple feeding

Cons:
Life-span (1-1.5 years only)
Male to female ratio (1 male must have 3 females, which are relatively plain)

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