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Back in 1968 I ran an experiment on temperature and young gupps. I split a dropping of fry … kept one half at about 72-75 degrees and the other half I kept at about 80-82 degrees, both in 10 gallon … Continue reading
A good temperature for fry is 80°F, which gets their metabolism in high gear. However, this is not a necessity — mid 70’s is sufficient. At the higher temperatures, they will eat more and grow faster. This is important when … Continue reading
The guppy is named after the Rev. J.L. Guppy of Trinidad, an early collector of the species from the late 1800’s. Guppies (Poecilia reticulata) are placed in the family as mollies and mosquitofish. Natural habitat The wild, original guppy is … Continue reading
What happens in the first full month of life can make or break a show guppy. Whether you are hoping to raise winning show fish or just super special guppy pets, what you do in the first 30 days will … Continue reading
This study provides some hard numbers for optimum temperatures for guppies. Effect of Temperature on Some Reproductive Parameters of Gravid Females and Growth of Newly Hatched Fry in Guppy, Poecilia reticulta (Peters, 1860), Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances 7 … Continue reading