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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animallover123 - 2009-09-15
I have 3 guppies, 4 platies, and 5 swordtails. So far I have five baby guppies.

Nikki l. - 2009-01-30
Hi fish lovers! I am a Jamaican who is a bit addicted to her fishes. I have 2 tanks; one 40gall and the other a 20 gall tank. I have 2 fancytailed goldfishes, 2 comets, 3 algae eaters, 3 orandas, 1 black moor, 2 angelfishes and 2 guppies. My guppies had babies, 9 of them. I separated the babies and placed them in a separate container feeding them on flakes. They are doing just fine and I can't wait for them to grow and breed again so I can have a lot more. Aren't fishes just great? When I am stressed out or just feeling tired, I just sit and turn off all the lights and watch them moving about in their tanks minding their own business. They are just beautiful creatures. I have had them for close to a year now.

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  • Rodney - 2010-03-22
    I know what you mean I only have A ten gallon but I still love it I have three adult guppies and 15 babies and I am having so much fun with them I am just like you I can't wait for them to get big and breed.
michael - 2009-01-24
HI all, I have about 30 guppies in a 30 gallon tank. Most of my females have been pregnant for a while, but I have only gotten 3 babies out of them. After reading many comments, I noticed many people are putting 1 male and 2 females in thei own tank. Is this a better way to have them breed rather than putting them all in the same tank?

Hugh - 2009-01-13
A wonderful site I must say. I am a youngster to Fantail guppies but am glad to see that there are others who love these beauties as myself. Any questions, I now know where to turn.

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  • Christiana - 2010-03-22
    I am a begginer with guppies and so far I am loving it. I have two males and a female she just had 15 or 16 babies. If you are thinking about breeding a good thing to feed the fry would be baby brime shrimp it keeps them health an may even makes the colors more beautiful.
B Bradbury - 2009-01-02
Good morning. If you're new to this aquarium thing, I recommend you do a lot of research before you start and start with a larger aquarium, at least 10 to 12 gallons. Smaller tanks leave little or no room for error. After setting things up, add some real plants that require only moderate light. Real plants are inexpensive and a good source of oxygen and food for your fish. Allow your tank to run for several hours, 18-24 should be enough. Next, buy some inexpensive "feeder guppies" and put them in your aquarium. Feeder guppies are the plain colored ones that pet shops sell as live food. Some pet shops will just give them to you. Put a few of these in your tank and check on them every couple of hours to see how they do. After a day or two, if everything looks good, get a male and two or three females of the fancy type guppies. Guppies are a good starter fish and don't cost a lot. In a couple of weeks, I would add a couple of glass shrimp to the tank. They're bottom feeders and eat the leftover fish food.

Kasey - 2008-12-05
I have guppies and they are a joy to have. I never had delta guppies until some bred and two males had the swallow tail of a delta guppy.

Dustin - 2008-11-22
Hello guppy community. Sanjee asked when he should move his fry in with the older fish. That all depends on the size of your tank, but my rule of thumb is 3 to 4 weeks. I am currently breeding and selling them to the local pet shop. Right now I have about 50 fish (3 males, 6 females, and the rest are fry). I have them in various stages of development, I even have about 25 fry that are so small that you need a bright flashlight to see them. Breeding guppies is good fun. Feel free to contact me with any questions. My email address is

Sanjeev - 2008-09-24
Hi all Guppy Lovers,

I have recently joined the team. I have 1 male and 3 female guppies and 11 fry separated in the breeding tank. I also have a pair of tetra and zebra in my fish tank. Can someone inform me when I should move the fry into the main tank. It's nearly one week since they were born.

Thanking you in advance for your guidance.

sEriAlkiLlEr - 2008-08-29
guyz i need help .. i had 2 guppy females and one male, the male was onle flirting with the same female and ignoring the other one, then his favorit female died tragically (her head got stuck in the vacum cleaner) and after that the male got a bit crazy or something, he still ignored the other female and also started flirting with my male platy !! i even saw him sometimes pushing the male platy's anal fin with his male fin (firtalising him) i took the old female out and bought two new young females but still he is the same ! whats wrong with him ?
let me know guyz if any of you have an idea about why my male guppy started playing for the other team ... !!

Luke Meiklejohn - 2008-08-09
I have just got a fish tank, and I got 3 guppies, an albino red-tailed black shark, 2 platies, 2 blue pearl gourami's, and a catfish. Already the guppies have bred, and I have 22 baby guppies and I might get some angelfish. My fish tank is so beautiful.