How to take care of a guppy fish

By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 16, 2017
How to take care of a guppy fish

Guppy fish area common variety of fish that you can find in fish tanks and aquariums as pets, as they don't need much care and they reproduce easily. They're known for their color and, especially, the size of the male's tale. If you're thinking about having fish as pets, we highly recommend this variety. Discover how to take care of a guppy fish on this article.

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To begin with, we must highlight that guppies are very sociable fish and they're very appropriate for beginners in the caring of fish, as they don't require much complicated care.


Guppy fish are hot water fish, they come from Central America, which is why it's recommended to raise them in temperatures between 22°C (72°F) & 28°C (82°F), being 25°C (77°F) the optimum temperature. Even so, we must highlight that they're very adaptable to water conditions.


Regarding the ideal aquarium, it's recommendable to use oxygenated fish tanks with filter to stabilise water. The pH water level must be slightly alkaline, between 6,5 and 8.

How to take care of a guppy fish - Step 3

These are omnivorous fish, so it's recommendable to feed them in small quantities but several times a day, as their metabolism is very fast.


The guppy fish is peaceful - unlike others such as the betta fish- so we can have a group of them in the same aquarium. Although we must also say that they're not too compatible with territorial fish, as these prefer wide and calm spaces, and guppies' active nature can irrupt in the more aggressive fishes' territory and make them uncomfortable.


Regarding the reproduction of guppy fish, we must remark they're oviparous, which means, babies will grow inside the eggs whilst in its mother's womb. This way, they feed on a yolk sac and not directly from the mother like viviparous.

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