Guppies or Poecilia reticulate are available in a rainbow of colours and should be housed in an aquarium of at least 20 litres. Because of its hardiness, it is tolerant of small changes in water parameters. However, care should be taken to keep temperature, pH, and nutrient levels in check. The guppy is a very peaceful fish and should be housed with other livebearers.
You can easily differentiate the male from the female. The male guppy is smaller in size, has brighter coloration with a bigger tail fin, and a pointed anal fin. The female is larger in size with duller coloration, has a rounded anal fin, and a pregnancy patch on the lower portion of the body. Ideally, the aquarium should have a covering of floating ferns and a breeding box or guppy trap to protect the fry. Adults may eat the fry if left to fend for themselves without the breeding box. The fry should be fed baby brine shrimp, Sera Micron and pulverized flakes of Sera Vipan.
Guppies are an omnivore and requires both algae-based foods as well as meaty foods. We recommend Hikari Fancy Guppy, Hikari Micro Wafers, Hikari Micro Pellets, Sera Flora, Sera Vipan as well as Hikari Frozen Bloodworms, Hikari Frozen Brineshrimp.