Guppy a.k.a Millions Fish
A very peaceful, colorful, and lively community fish that is easy to keep and breed. When breeding you can try selective breeding to breed true to type. When breeding this way you can eventually breed a veiltail (just a tail style) strain.
Venezuela, Caribbean Islands, including Barbados, Trinidad, and Antigua, is widely spread now for the control of mosquito populations.
The males are 1.2 inches (3 cm) and females being larger at 2 inches (5 cm).
The males will mature that anal fins will form a rod like structure called a gonopodium, and the females anal fines will fan like when spread.
Temperature 68-79 degrees Fahrenheit (20-26 Celsius). The water should be medium to medium-hard, with the Ph being neutral to slightly alkaline ( 7-7.4). The tank should be well planted, that includes floating plants and planted plants. With plenty of free swimming space.
Other those essentials you can decorate the tank however you wish. 🙂 The guppy a.k.a tends to stay mid-tank or at the surface of the water.
The guppy a.k.a millions fish, will eat frozen foods such as baby brine shrimp, or if you want to grow the shrimp that would be fine too. It will eat mosquito larva, so during the summer instead of dumping out that bucket with standing water, you can scoop out some free fish food. 🙂
The guppy a.k.a millions fish is very peaceful and be kept with any kind of tank mate. Just make sure that it’s tank mates are not big enough to eat the guppy. Also make sure that you do not keep any aggressive, or fin nipping fish with the guppy a.k.a millions fish. Their brilliant, but delicate tails will be shredded.
There is a reason why this fish is nicknamed the millions fish. The guppy is a very healthy breeder, I breed mine for food for my Jack Dempsey. In optimum conditions the guppy can give birth every 18 days. All that is need is more females to males, high quality food, and hiding places for the females.