Guppy: content rules and breeding process (photos and videos)

Guppy: content rules and breeding process (photos and videos)

Why are guppies popular?

Different types of fishMales look brighter than females. They have long tails with patterns, scales striking with fantastic colors. The size of the male is from 1.5 to 3 cm. Their friends are slightly larger (6 cm), but they cannot boast of variegated color - gray and do not have a beautiful tail.

Aquarium fish belonging to the guppy order are represented by several species. They differ in color, fins and size and shape of the tail, which happens:

  • round;
  • one (or two) sword;
  • lyre;
  • radish.

No less interesting is the upper fin. It can be so long that it reaches the tail. Fish color varies: there are individuals with multicolor or monochrome colors. The appearance of the marble guppies is impressive. Their tails are patterned in black and white or black and yellow spots.

What is necessary for growth and development?

A child at the aquarium with fishTo bring such fish in an aquarium is an ideal option for families with children. The design in volume from 15 to 30 liters is suitable for 5-7 individuals to live in it.They will be enough of the most unpretentious living plants. In the aquarium do not have to install aeration and filtration of water.

Care includes regular water changes and soil cleaning. For the organization of additional lighting, you can use a table-type lamp. Nutrition for guppies is dry food. A week-long hunger strike is absolutely not dangerous for such fish. Much worse when they are overfeeding. This not only spoils the water, but also affects the other inhabitants of the aquarium.

The content of guppy does not require large material and time costs. They feel great in any water. The quality of the feed is also not important.

If in the plans of an aquarist reproduction of guppies, then it is necessary to create ideal conditions for keeping. This requirement is also necessary in the case when houses are raised by purebred males.

To master the subtleties of this process will help the video:

Top 5 rules for fish care

What conditions are best for guppies:

  • water hardness 6 to 10 ?;
  • temperature 24? С (suitable for them and temperature regime 18-30?);
  • Replace 1/3 of the volume of water in the aquarium weekly (distilled water should be used);
  • It is useful to add salt (in proportions: 1 tsp. per 10l. of water);
  • 1 liter of water should be fed to one male, 2 liters to a female.
If elite breeds of fish live in an aquarium, intensive aeration and filtration is necessary.

Keep in a common "pond" guppies and other fish can be on one condition - it must be small peace-loving aquarium inhabitants. The ideal home for guppies is a species aquarium. In the video you can see that guppies in aquariums settle at different depths. Guppies will not refuse from the bloom of algae, which are covered with stones. This will be an additional plant feeding.

Male with a bright colorFor males to have intensely colored scales, it is necessary to provide high-quality lighting. In addition to artificial, the aquarium should receive sunlight.

Feed the fish is quite simple. They constantly experience hunger and with pleasure “consume” any food. If you use high-quality live food, it will accelerate their growth and reproduction. Such a diet makes the color more saturated.

The life of a guppy in home aquariums is several years. This indicator is affected by water temperature.The higher it is, the shorter the life span of the fish. This is due to the acceleration of metabolic processes in their body.

How to breed guppies?

FryIf an aquarist wants to increase the guppy population, breeding will not require the creation of special conditions.Females lack single fertilization. After that you can expect the guppy offspring several times. Guppies are among the viviparous fish. They do not lay eggs. They give birth to fully formed fry. They know how to swim and begin to eat actively.

If you settle in an aquarium adult female, you can count on the offspring up to eight times a year. The duration of pregnancy ranges from 35 to 45 days. The term varies depending on the temperature of the water. Caviar develops in the abdominal cavity of the mother. Newborn guppies look exactly like their parents.

The process of fertilization takes place with the help of a special organ that has a male. It is called gonopodium. The number of children may be different. The first childbirth brings 12 fry, in old females up to 100 fry can be born.

If breeding occurs in the general aquarium, the plants will become a haven for small fish.

A practical course of breeding guppies can be taken if you watch a video on this topic, which is made by experienced aquarists:

Features of life fry

Guppies are not good parents. When they lack food, fry are used as feed. It is therefore unwise to leave offspring in the general aquarium. Reproduction should be carried out in a separate vessel.

Pregnant female guppyOn the eve of the birth, the female is deposited in this container. Before birth, the abdomen begins to grow. Its shape becomes square. After the birth of the fry, the female is removed.

Malky do not need the attention of the mother. When they get older, you can move them to adult fish. In the general reservoir they will get less food. All food of suitable size is suitable for young fish.

The more varied the menu, the more beautiful the coloring of the fish will be. Clean and fresh water is a necessary component to ensure the normal development of fry.

For breeding to occur successfully, it is preferable to use young males. It is recommended to resettle the newlyweds in an autonomous aquarium.

Guppy AquariumThe reproduction process of guppies is quite fascinating. The advantage lies in the fact that the results of such activities are usually positive.Under certain efforts, many beautiful young fish will soon appear in the home aquarium.

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  • Guppy: content rules and breeding process (photos and videos)

    Guppy: content rules and breeding process (photos and videos)

    Guppy: content rules and breeding process (photos and videos)

    Guppy: content rules and breeding process (photos and videos)

    Guppy: content rules and breeding process (photos and videos)

    Guppy: content rules and breeding process (photos and videos)

    Guppy: content rules and breeding process (photos and videos)

    Guppy: content rules and breeding process (photos and videos)

    Guppy: content rules and breeding process (photos and videos)

    Guppy: content rules and breeding process (photos and videos)

    Guppy: content rules and breeding process (photos and videos)

    Guppy: content rules and breeding process (photos and videos)

    Guppy: content rules and breeding process (photos and videos)

    Guppy: content rules and breeding process (photos and videos)

    Guppy: content rules and breeding process (photos and videos)

    Guppy: content rules and breeding process (photos and videos)

    Guppy: content rules and breeding process (photos and videos)

    Guppy: content rules and breeding process (photos and videos)

    Guppy: content rules and breeding process (photos and videos)

    Guppy: content rules and breeding process (photos and videos)

    Guppy: content rules and breeding process (photos and videos)

    Guppy: content rules and breeding process (photos and videos)

    Guppy: content rules and breeding process (photos and videos)

    Guppy: content rules and breeding process (photos and videos)

    Guppy: content rules and breeding process (photos and videos)

    Guppy: content rules and breeding process (photos and videos)

    Guppy: content rules and breeding process (photos and videos)

    Guppy: content rules and breeding process (photos and videos)

    Guppy: content rules and breeding process (photos and videos)

    Guppy: content rules and breeding process (photos and videos)

    Guppy: content rules and breeding process (photos and videos)

    Guppy: content rules and breeding process (photos and videos)

    Guppy: content rules and breeding process (photos and videos)

    Guppy: content rules and breeding process (photos and videos)

    Guppy: content rules and breeding process (photos and videos)

    Guppy: content rules and breeding process (photos and videos)

    Guppy: content rules and breeding process (photos and videos)

    Guppy: content rules and breeding process (photos and videos)

    Guppy: content rules and breeding process (photos and videos)

    Guppy: content rules and breeding process (photos and videos)

    Guppy: content rules and breeding process (photos and videos)

    Guppy: content rules and breeding process (photos and videos)