I woke up and discovered about fifteen new baby guppies in my fish tank. In this video I talk about how to take care of them. I also share how often and what to feed the baby guppies. I tell you about the idea tank conditions for baby guppies, as well has how to keep them safe so they will survive. Also on this video, I show you how to tell the sex of your adult guppies.
Link to the general hardness and mineral balance product I talk about.
It’s called Equilibrium and can be found here: https://tropicalfishguy.com/hardwater
Scientific Name: Poecilia reticulata
Origin: South America
Care level: Easy
Water Temperature: 78 to 82 F/25.5 and 27.8
Water PH: 6.8-7.8
Popular Types Live Bearing Fish
What are Livebearing Fish
Livebearing fish are just what the name implies. Instead of laying eggs, they give birth to fish that are alive, fully formed and ready to swim. Livebearing fish are usually bright, colorful and hardy fish that can be found in any fish store. These fish are easy to care for making them a popular fish enjoyed by all. Their vibrant colors make them great additions to any aquarium.
How to Sex Guppies
The way to sex the Guppies is by looking at them. The males have a
special sex organ. There’s a little stick that protrudes out under his body. It’s called the Ghana podium. The female does not have one and has a more triangular bottom fin. The male uses his Ghana podium to fertilize the eggs inside of the female guppy.
Ideally, you want to set up a special tank to keep the fry safe. However, many people don’t have space for another tank. Sometimes the babies catch you by surprise and there is no time. If you do not have a separate tank, give them plenty of places to hide. Having plenty of plants, rocks and decor in the fish tank will increase the likelihood of the fry surviving.
The fry can be fed any quality flake food that the adult fish will eat. Make sure they are fed 2-3 times a day and be sure to crush it in your fingers to make it easier to eat.