Animal Stories - Fancy Guppies

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Fancy Guppies are the best known and most popular aquarium fish--and no two look the same!
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Maerzad Nazha - 2009-02-23
Hello fish lovers. My name is Maerzad Nazha. I've started taking care of my fish when I was in preschool. At that time I failed to take care of my fish (before the celebration of my birthday) until I found this site! Now I'm 12 years old. I've found everything from this website(Animal-World). It makes me happy now. It's full of information that I need. Now I have a bigger fish tank. I will never lose the kindness this website gave me...

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  • Tara Potter - 2010-12-29
    Hey Maerzad. My name is Tara Potter. My story is almost the same as yours. I had my first fish when I was quite young and they never seemed to live. Up until I found this site, I really didn't have much luck with fish. Although I am a total animal lover. So I kept trying. I have had many many fish. When I first found this site, I had just won some goldfish at my local fair. That was when I was 6. I still have those fish because of all the tips I found. I am 12 almost 13 and I am now an experienced fish owner. I am very pleased with this site. I am hoping for many more years of happy fish keeping with helpful tips from this site.
Mo - 2010-06-24
I have two tanks. A small one gallon( it's not even a full gallon tank) and a five gallon tank. I have four guppies in the five gallon tank. These fish are beautiful and fun to watch. I love to see my guppies. I say a guppy is the best fish to start out with if you think gold fish are boring.

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  • Danielle - 2010-11-18
    Hi mo, I'm Danielle, and I love my fish. Especially guppy's. I have a 300 litre tank and a 100 litre tank filled with guppies. I love watching the fry. And I'm a guppy maniac.
Md Roslan - 2010-06-01
My guppy frys seem to grow slowly. Have already been almost one month but they have not transformed to look like a guppy. Can anyone share how long will it take for them to grow big enough to join the community tank?

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  • Chris - 2010-09-25
    If you add enough plants and hiding places, you can put them in as soon as you like. If you don't want to do that, add them in when they are too big to fit in the adult guppies mouths. This might take awhile, but soon you will have new members of your tank.
  • Chris - 2010-09-25
    It should take about 4-5 months. If you like, you can add them now if you have a good amount of plants and hiding places. It is risky, but you could give it a try.
Mary - 2008-12-06
My name is mary, I am 11. All my fish are dead. I do not no what killed them, my tank's ph is perfect, my temp is right but my mom bought the food and it is cheap. Can someone help.

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  • Bob - 2010-03-14
    Hi Mary, sorry about your fish. Without knowing much about your fish tank I can give only basic information. All fish need several things to live. The ph and temp are important and also other things like the quality of water and how they are fed. If you start again here are some ideas I use in my classroom. First, plan for only a few fish to start and use a tank at least ten gallons. If you use gravel then wash it first in a big bowl to get rid of any dust before you put it in the tank. Let the water sit with the air stone or filter running for at least a day so the temperature will be right. Put your fish in the water letting them get used to the water by leaving them in the bag for at least fifteen minutes. Before you let them loose put a little bit of food in the tank. Only feed them what they will eat in a few minutes! More fish have been killed by food fouling the water than by starvation. (my opinion)

    Good luck and remember to take out some water each week and change it with water that has been sitting for a day or so. Good Luck and see if your library has a fish book with more good ideas.
  • none for safety - 2010-04-20
    It may be because one of you fish is aggressive and could kill others so be careful what kind you get.
  • sarah bynum - 2010-06-13
    Have you tested at the pet shop? I just lost 6 gold fish because of too much ammonia.
  • jacey am 12 - 2010-08-10
    Know what that's like. Where did you get your fish some fish sellers sell you sick fish.
JJdude - 2010-07-20
I have 75 guppies and I just love them!

kemos - 2010-05-26
Dear all my gubbies fry .. are about 1 week old, how can I tell their gender by this stage?

And anyone have a picture of molies pubble fish pregnent I think mine is too big now.. but want to see a pregnant one so I can tell.

none for safety - 2010-04-20
I'm going to tell you why guppies are cool, they only need five gallons and get along perfectly with each other and with other fish. Also they're just plain cool because they come in so many colors I can't tell you so if you're getting your first fish get a guppy.

chipplebutte34 - 2010-03-23
I just started with a 3 gallon rounded tank. I have a male and female fantailed guppy and a small catfish. We just found one fry so far, but are looking forward to many more. We love the babies!

gary-lee - 2009-12-13
I have a 3ft tank with 3 ruby sharks, 2 albinos, 1 bala shark, 1 red tail black shark, 2 guppies, 2 platies, 3 frogs, 2 coolie loch, and 2 plecos! Well planted and I think it looks amazing! I know people say not to put ruby sharks together as they will fight and be aggressive, but mine are so lovely and never had a problem! I added all the sharks to the collection last to avoid the aggression and it seemed to work! :) And just the other day I've been blessed with 30 odd guppies! So I've been reading on here how to care for them the best I can! Thank you very much, it's been so much help!!!! :)

Crazyfishie - 2009-10-20
I have 30 tanks dedicated to mostly Guppies, They are the kewlest little fish ever!
My adults often have 80 or more fry at every drop! I got fry coming out of my ears and I just love it!

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  • Christopher - 2010-04-19
    How can you tell if one of the females is ready to drop?