Collection: Guppies

Guppies do well in a wide variety of setups. Anything from a bare tank with an established filter to a fully aquascaped, planted aquarium works for them. As long as the aquarium is mature enough that water parameters will be stable and ammonia/nitrites/nitrates won't be an issue, they should do well. We keep our guppies at 79 degrees F, but they can be kept anywhere from the mid-70s to the low 80s. They are easiest to keep in hard, alkaline water, which makes them perfect for most fish keepers in the USA.

Diet: Omnivore

Guppies are omnivores, but the majority of their diet is plant matter. A 2003 study from the University of Lagos showed that algae made up 79% of their diet. They also eat mosquito larva and other animal protein, but only a small amount. Guppies are not picky and will eat a wide variety of foods, but be sure to rotate spirulina flakes, algae wafers, and other veggie sources into their diet.