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Care/Tanks

You’ll need an aquarium, an aquarium cover, and an aquarium stand. You can purchase the items you need separately but there are kits available for the beginner. Cooler fish Don’t need a tank heater

 

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The water temperature for your Guppies should be 75 – 82°F; pH: 5.5 – 8.5. 10 gallons or larger tank is appropriate

                                      

A maximum of 1″ of fish per gallon of water is a good rule of thumb for beginners. By this rule, you’d keep 10 inches of fish in a 10-gallon aquarium. For example, five fish each 2″ in length, making a total of 10 inches of fish in a 10-gallon aquarium.

 

 

 

 

 

          

You’ll also need a 5-inch fish net and a bottle of Water Conditioner.

Fill the aquarium with tap water from the faucet and add the amount of Water Conditioner that is specified on the bottle of Water Conditioner.

                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plug your filter into an electrical outlet, and let it run for three days without fish in your aquarium.

During the first three weeks, the water in your aquarium may get cloudy or foamy and have an odor.. These first three weeks of starting an aquarium is a risky time for fish. The cloudy and foamy water is often called the “new fish tank syndrome”.

This is normal, and usually disappears naturally after 2-3 months

 

CARE TIPS:

tip 1: White cloudy aquarium water
Usually the result of a bacterial bloom that happens in a newly setup tank or when too many tropical fish were added too soon. This situation will correct itself when a sufficient amount of bacteria establishes on your biological filter. This also can happens after the uses of some meds.These can cause your tank into a mini cycle.Adding alot of flake food at one time has also been known to cause cloudy water to
You can help keep your tropical fish from getting stressed by performing 25% water changes daily and feeding them less until the nitrogen cycle has finished.

 

TIP 2: Green cloudy aquarium water
Usually the result of an algae bloom. The green water will not harm your fish but it is not the most pleasant thing to look at. This happens because of the amount of nutrients and the amount of light entering the aquarium. Avoid placing your aquarium where it could receive direct sunlight. Direct sunlight will cause not only algae problems but temperature fluctations as well.Also having your tank lights on for a long time.
To correct this problem, perform 25% water changes daily and leave your tank light off for a few days or until the water clears up.Run your lights for a shorter amount of time.If you had your lights on for 14 hours then have them on for 10-12 hours after the problem is fixed.

 

IN ADDITION YOU ‘LL ALSO NEED:

  • Gravel: Coated or prewashed is ideal
  • Decoration: Only those designated for aquarium, e.g. live or artificial plants and ornaments
    • Water Conditioner: Dechlorinates tap water to make it fish-safe ( MAJOR!!!!!)
    • Net: For transferring fish
    • Gravel Washer: For water changes and cleaning
    • Fish Food: Consult you dealer for a recommendation
    • Lighting: most likely a uva bulb
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                           Tank:

      For your tank you should keep  at a temp of 75-82 degrees F.  Gravel is something that is VERY, VERY,VERY up to you that is one of the last things you want worry about. You should have a uva light bulb to give the tank light and to give the fish vitimans.

       

      Guppies are easy to care for and come in a wide range of brilliant colors.
       

        One of the most popular freshwater aquarium fish is the guppy. Guppies are noted for having colors and patterns that are very unique and beautiful. Guppies are fascinating to watch, and they are remarkably easy and enjoyable to care for.

        Proper aquarium maintenance is important in keeping fish healthy and disease-free.
        Approximately twenty percent of the aquarium water should be siphoned out and replaced once a week. Siphoning water from the bottom of the tank is important since removing water from just the surface does not get rid of debris. Most pet stores sell siphons that vacuum out waste and leftover food from the aquarium bottom.

        The recommended pH level of the aquarium water needs to be between 6.8 and 7.6. The most desirable range is between 7.0 and 7.2. Kits to test and adjust the pH level of the aquarium water are available in most pet stores. Taking time to check pH levels is an important part of maintaining a healthy tank for your guppies.

        Baby brine shrimp are a high protein favorite of the guppy. These tiny eggs can be hatched at home and fed as a supplement to flake fish food. They should not be fed exclusively because they are mostly protein and do not contain other required nutrients. The same article says baby brine shrimp eggs are available in most aquarium supply stores.

        Another popular guppy food  are white worms. These little worms are often found under stones and in decaying plant matter along the Atlantic coast. Various species of white worms are also commercially bred in refrigerated units that maintain a temperature between 45 and 50 degrees Fahrenheit. The same article recommends keeping white worms alive with a diet of cracker crumbs, bread crumbs, or powdered milk.

        “Guppy Care” recommends providing guppies with several small feedings each day as opposed to one large feeding. This is especially important if there are baby guppies in the tank. Adult guppies that are not getting enough food may eat the babies. The article also mentions that feeding more often will ensure baby guppies are getting the proper nutrition for growth and development.

        With regular aquarium cleaning and maintenance, guppies will remain healthy. They are a pleasure to own and add a lot of beauty to an aquarium. Breeding and caring for guppies is a great hobby that can be very rewarding. It is no wonder why guppies are one of the most popular freshwater aquarium fish.  

         

        One of the most popular freshwater aquarium fish is the guppy. Guppies are noted for having colors and patterns that are very unique and beautiful. Guppies are fascinating to watch, and they are remarkably easy and enjoyable to care for.

        Proper aquarium maintenance is important in keeping fish healthy and disease-free.
        Approximately twenty percent of the aquarium water should be siphoned out and replaced once a week. Siphoning water from the bottom of the tank is important since removing water from just the surface does not get rid of debris. Most pet stores sell siphons that vacuum out waste and leftover food from the aquarium bottom.

        The recommended pH level of the aquarium water needs to be between 6.8 and 7.6. The most desirable range is between 7.0 and 7.2. Kits to test and adjust the pH level of the aquarium water are available in most pet stores. Taking time to check pH levels is an important part of maintaining a healthy tank for your guppies.

        Baby brine shrimp are a high protein favorite of the guppy. These tiny eggs can be hatched at home and fed as a supplement to flake fish food. They should not be fed exclusively because they are mostly protein and do not contain other required nutrients. The same article says baby brine shrimp eggs are available in most aquarium supply stores.

        Another popular guppy food  are white worms. These little worms are often found under stones and in decaying plant matter along the Atlantic coast. Various species of white worms are also commercially bred in refrigerated units that maintain a temperature between 45 and 50 degrees Fahrenheit. The same article recommends keeping white worms alive with a diet of cracker crumbs, bread crumbs, or powdered milk.

        “Guppy Care” recommends providing guppies with several small feedings each day as opposed to one large feeding. This is especially important if there are baby guppies in the tank. Adult guppies that are not getting enough food may eat the babies. The article also mentions that feeding more often will ensure baby guppies are getting the proper nutrition for growth and development.

        With regular aquarium cleaning and maintenance, guppies will remain healthy. They are a pleasure to own and add a lot of beauty to an aquarium. Breeding and caring for guppies is a great hobby that can be very rewarding. It is no wonder why guppies are one of the most popular freshwater aquarium fish.  

       

    • Water Conditioner: Dechlorinates tap water to make it fish-safe ( MAJOR!!!!!)
    • Net: For transferring fish
    • Gravel Washer: For water changes and cleaning
    • Fish Food: Consult you dealer for a recommendation
    • Lighting: most likely a uva bulb

         

         

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

             

     

     

     

    6 Responses to “Care/Tanks”

    1. cathy nash said

      this site is great for beginners…my guppies are with my bata fish they are doing great together fantastic fish

    2. kerry said

      Really great site!!
      I have a small 15l cube tank and was wondering how many guppies I could happily keep in there? And in what combinations? ie: 3 males or 1 male, 2 females etc. Whats the best combination in your eyes?
      Thanks so much in advance.

    3. Elise said

      luv em!

    4. Elise said

      hi there, um. can you put.. say…10 males together? or will they fight? thx

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