Category Archives: Guppies – breeding

Some tips to follow when breeding “show quality” guppies …

Tips And Tricks by Mary Jane

When cleaning your box filters, save 1/3 of the cleanest floss to insert between the new floss. This will help seed your new floss with good bacteria. When cleaning a confined space such as a breeder box or small tank, … Continue reading

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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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Selecting females for certain, better color by Kovalevsky V.

If the next task is to work on color, then after selecting the most suitable male, it is necessary to find females that would give the offspring a certain, better color. For this purpose resort to the test with a … Continue reading

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Gestation Period for Guppies (in general)

  Is My Guppy Pregnant? Female guppies can get pregnant as early as one month old in a warm tank, although the usual maturity age is three months. The key to understanding a guppy’s gestation period is knowing if she … Continue reading

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Temperature, tanks and young gupps

Back in 1968 I ran an experiment on temperature and young gupps. I split a dropping of fry …  kept one half at about 72-75 degrees and the other half I kept at about 80-82 degrees, both in 10 gallon … 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 Facts by Mary Jane

The guppy is named after the Rev. J.L. Guppy of Trinidad, an early collector of the species from the late 1800’s. Guppies (Poecilia reticulata) are placed in the family as mollies and mosquitofish. Natural habitat The wild, original guppy is … Continue reading

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