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Scientific name: Peocilia reticulata.

subfamily: Poeciliinae

Order: Cyprinodontiformes

Class: Actinopterygii

Common name: Guppy.

Family: Live Bearer.

Size: Males can grow to about 2" including their long tails. Females can grow to be 2.5" long.

Origin: South America, North of the Amazon and in Barbados and Trinidad.

Minimum Tank Size: A 10 gallon would be the minimum for a group of guppies.

Tank setup: Planted community tank.

Temperament:
Guppies are peaceful fish that get along with each other and same size fish in the home aquarium.

Compatibility: Peaceful, community, do not mix with fin-nippers like, large Mollies, Swordtails and Platies.

Water Type: Medium hard to very hard.

Temperature: 77-84°F

pH: 7.0 - 8.5.

dH: 9-19

Feeding:
Guppies eat a variety of foods that include, live, frozen, and flake.

Sexual dimorphism:
Males have more color and have longer finnage, females are larger than males but the best way to tell them apart is that the male has a, gonopodium, its a stick like anal fin.

Breeding:
Guppies are easy to breed all you need is a 10 gallon with two to three females per male, this helps so the males wont harass the females.

Description:
Guppies are one of the most popular fish in the hobby do to their color variation. Most of the guppies are never exactly the same, they will always have a small change in the color. Finnage varies between different strains like,regular fins, large fins and swordtails. If you want more info on strains and their character traits read this article by Frank 0rteca.
read this
Some pictures of the different strains of guppies and maker name.
Guppy Gallery

Genetic research:
"Before you try to develop your own fish with the traits and characteristics you want though selective breeding, you need to understand some of the basics of the genetic process. Once you understand the basics you'll understand how certain features are passed down from generation to generation." If you want more info on a specific color or tail shape or other info on the genetic research of guppies please click on the following link.
AZ Genetics

Other Info:
Most guppies are used as feeders, since their easy to breed, people grow the fry and feed it to their predatory fish.The guppy fry will be more safe to feed than fedeer fish like goldfish.

Other Info:
Guppies should not be used as dither fish, since they are not as fast as other dither fish, like Zebra Danio, Giant Danio, and tiger barbs.

Other Info:
Guppies have been widely introduced as aquarium fish and mosquito control throughout the world. The guppies eat the larvae of the mosquito to keep the mosquito population in control.
Mosquito Control

Other Info:
Guppies are not really brackishwater fish, but will adapt well to lightly salted water, a specific gravity up to 1.005.

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nice job ripping off a website http://www.thetropicaltank.co.uk/Fishindx/guppy.htm

for someone who claims to be 21, you sure don't act the part.

henry 79 said:
Scientific name: Peocilia reticulata.

Common name: Guppy.

Family: Live Bearer.

Size: Males can grow to about 2" including their long tails. Females can grow to be 2.5" long.

Origin: South America, North of the Amazon and in Barbados and Trinidad.

Minimum Tank Size: a 10 gallon would be the minimum for a group of guppies.

Tank setup: Planted community tank.

Temperament:
guppies are peaceful fish that get along with each other and same size fish in the home aquarium.

Compatibility: Peaceful, community, do not mix with fin-nippers like, large Mollies, Swordtails and Platies.

Water Type: Medium hard to very hard.

Temperature: 77-84°F

pH: 6.0-9.0.

Sexual dimorphism:
Males have longer, more colourful finnage and are smaller than females, which tend to be dull coloured. However, the most definitive feature in males is the gonopodium - a stick-like modified anal fin (used in breeding), instead of the normal rounded anal fin in females.

Breeding:
An easily bred and prolific fish. It is advisable to keep 2-3 females per male to reduce stress on specific females from the male. Around 30 young are normally produced.

Feeding:
Omnivorous, small live and frozen foods, flake.

Description:
Guppies are one of the most popular fish in the hobby do to their color variation. Most of the guppies are never exactly the same, they will always have a small change in the color. Finnage varies between different strains like,regular fins, large fins and swordtails.

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i know dude, MR.FREEZ told me and i fixed it, i have it saved on word, i just have to add something that FREEZ told me to add, i will post the fixed one tomorow..chill
 

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piranha45 said:
nice job ripping off a website http://www.thetropicaltank.co.uk/Fishindx/guppy.htm

for someone who claims to be 21, you sure don't act the part.
its cool man , were workin on it, dont sound so discouraging

i think its his first profile so theres a few things that need to be

worked out no big deal, some constructive comments would be

great though, instead of sayin "good job rippin this site off" you

could have posted "that looks very familuar, how bout sayin it

something like this". i'd hate for someone else to be chased off

just cause they didnt know how they should have wrote it, and

people jump down their throat so quick it really makes you wanna

say fuk it i just wont do it then, then we could be missin out on

a memeber that likes to contribute.

oh, and i'll look over it again later today after some erons


but everyone else is welcomed to lookin it over and comment,

thats what its all about man,
 

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I think it is great that you want to make a contribution to this site
I know from my own experience that writing a decent profile is a very hard thing to do. So I'm looking forward to read yours when it is finished. Off course you can always ask advice if need it, good luck with it

 

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looks like its done, but if does feel a bit too general.

i like to try and elaborate on something about the fish

that not many know about, something that would make

you say " i never knew that" you know what im sayin
 

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MR.FREEZ said:
looks like its done, but if does feel a bit too general.

i like to try and elaborate on something about the fish

that not many know about, something that would make

you say " i never knew that" you know what im sayin
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Like what man?
 

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subfamily: Poeciliinae
Order: Cyprinodontiformes
Class: Actinopterygii

dH 9-19

see if you can find something about being used in genetic research.

you can put somthing in about being used for mosquito control in

ponds, combating Malaria and other stagnate water, i myself have used them for

mosquito control, in my own ponds and they did a great job.

i saw some were that you could (with time) breed your own show quality

fish from guppies you buy from a local fish shop and not a breeder.

how long would that take? is it better to buy females from one store and

a male from another?

after they give birth do they need to breed again to fertilze?

do guppies make good parents or will they try to eat the fry?

are the wild strains stronger or more toleratant of poor water conditons

then the selectivly breed guppies? are they more aigile.

do guppies prefer a more brackish water conditons?
 

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MR.FREEZ said:
subfamily: Poeciliinae
Order: Cyprinodontiformes
Class: Actinopterygii

dH 9-19

see if you can find something about being used in genetic research.

you can put somthing in about being used for mosquito control in

ponds, combating Malaria and other stagnate water, i myself have used them for

mosquito control, in my own ponds and they did a great job.

i saw some were that you could (with time) breed your own show quality

fish from guppies you buy from a local fish shop and not a breeder.

how long would that take? is it better to buy females from one store and

a male from another?

after they give birth do they need to breed again to fertilze?

do guppies make good parents or will they try to eat the fry?

are the wild strains stronger or more toleratant of poor water conditons

then the selectivly breed guppies? are they more aigile.

do guppies prefer a more brackish water conditons?
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it is best to buy a sibling pair if you want to get into the world of competative show breeding.... very similar to bettas actually.

had i wanted to create a pure strain in my tank, i'd have to selectively cull out any/all of my blue leopard females which unerringly produce red leopard offspring when crossed to my red strain males. the red leopards though, are not pure and do not breed pure. the caudals can carry everything from red with black spots, to a muddy brown with blue irridescence.

by indescriminately crossing lines like my hobby tank does, the fancy guppies will often become more and more like their wild ancestors. i.e. my 'brown' tailed mutts.

you might also like to add that simply picking a female and a matching male out of a tank at the petstore does not garuntee you purebred fry the first time around. females can hold sperm in their bodies for several spawns worth of fry... so that lovely cobra male and female swordtail you bring home will shock you with some halfbreed yellow tuxedo lyretail a few times before you begin seeing the cobra genetics purely.
 

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The scientific name of this fish is Poecilia reticulata (though some may be trying to put it in the genus Lebistes), and I think it needs to be moved from the "Carplike Fishes" forum to the "Livebearing Toothcarps" forum--they are not closely related to Cyprinidae at all.

(The genus name is misspelled in the title.)
 
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