Monthly Archives: November 2011

Guppy Glossary – Meanings From A to Z by Mary Jane

Acclimation: the process of slowly introducing a fish to new water conditions. Acid: a solution (i.e. water) with a pH less than 7.0. Activated Carbon: a highly porous filtering medium prepared by exposing organic materials such as bones to high … Continue reading

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Guppy Colouration by Mary Jane

So, What Colour Are Your Guppies? There are four main body colours in most fancy guppies: the golden, blond, albino, and the original, wild, gray. There are also a couple of rare colours which are bronze (such as the Moscow … Continue reading

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Feeding the Growing Guppy by Mary Jane

As a guppy grows, so does his variety of foods! It is easy to overfeed adult Guppies. While Guppies can eat and eat, they should not be fed as much as they can eat. Males will develop a noticeable – … Continue reading

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Fry Tank Maintenance by Mary Jane

A good temperature for fry is 80°F, which gets their metabolism in high gear. However, this is not a necessity — mid 70’s is sufficient. At the higher temperatures, they will eat more and grow faster. This is important when … Continue reading

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Guppy Fry Needs by Mary Jane

Feeding Fry New-born fry have tiny mouths and huge appetites! They empty their stomachs every 20 minutes! Of course, it is not wise or feasible to feed them this often. Feed your guppy fry 4 to 8 times daily. When … Continue reading

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Water Quality by Mary Jane

Toxins in the Water:  The Invisible Culprit. Heavy Metals such as copper, iron, zinc, and lead destroy the fish’s slime coat, cause blood patches, cloudy eyes, listlessness, and damage the gills, eventually leading to death. Keep all metal out of … Continue reading

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Parasitic Problems by Mary Jane

External Parasites Protozoa (Single-celled animals) Though only one cell, these can be large enough to be seen with the naked eye. White Spot / Ichthyophthirius multifiliis (short form, ich or ick) Often the first sign of infestation is that the … Continue reading

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