Originally Posted by guppyromz
Hello fish breeders and hobbiest. I just bought 1:2 ratio of guppies today and I've put them in my 25g tall tank.
1- Do they always swim almost on the tallest part of the aquarium?
2- And when I drop my guppies in the tank, one guppy just hover down the pebbles and bump his head. I wonder what happened to him that time. Was that normal?
3- And when Guppies mate, do they chase the females almost endlessly?
4- And what do you feed on your guppies? They cant eat the pellets I gave them. (Those pellets where the ones the my cichlids used to eat.)
5- Is it okay if I put the Chlorine Remover in the aquarium after I change 30% of the water while the guppies are still in there? The fish shop keeper said that how they do it. I just want to know your oppinions.
Thanks for reading. Have a good day.
I can answer most of these for you... I use to have tons of guppies, they are one of my favorite fish. I have numbered your questions in the quote to make my answers easier to correspond to your questions.
1- Yes, guppies are fish that spend most of their time in the top portion of their tanks. At night, when they sleep, a lot of guppies will settle down at the bottom of the tank though.
2- Not sure, watch this little guy and make sure he is okay, he could be sick or something.
3- When you mix males and females together, the males always chase the females, endlessly. They are very sexual fish, and always in the mood. I hope you are ready to have tons of offspring! I normally just stick with all male guppies myself, as I dont care to breed, or have aggravated females, but that is just a personal choice.
4- Guppies do best on a tropical flake. Freeze-dried bloodworms make wonderful treats for them as well, and helps bring out their true colors.
5- I personally believe that the best way to add a Chlorine Remover is to add it to the bucket of fresh water BEFORE adding it to the tank, this way the chlorine is removed prior to ever reaching the fish and possibly causing them damage. Also, it allows you to dose more appropriately verses having to re-dechlorinate the entire tank and the new and old water has mixed together.
I hope this has helped, and if you have any more guppy questions feel free to ask me. Good luck.