How to breed guppy fish


Breeding a Guppy Fish is easy if you following below steps carefully. Guppy breeding in India is an income opportunity for lots of students and youngsters. Some people starts it as their hobby and later it brings big fortune to them. If you are jobless, the we suggest you to start a small guppy breeding farm on your free space at home and start earning income. Check out some steps to follow while you breeding your guppy fish.

Selecting the fish

Choosing the right type of fish also ensures that the fries have market value. The patters, wing shape of parents will also determine that of the fry. Which means, better two breeds will give a better efficient one. It is in the ratio of 1:3 male: female as males tend to get more aggressive if there's only one female. Hence, 1:3 is used.

Selecting the Tank

Just like selecting the fish, breeding tanks should also be taken into account. For mass breeding, usually its 45-90L tank with a gentle filter as the fries might get sucked into it

Setting up the tank

As we selected the appropriate breed and the tank, next part is to set it. After giving birth, female Guppy's show cannibalistic nature. So, hiding places for Fry's should be available. Which means, low floating plants as the Fries are not that strong and some high floating plants too to save the strong ones. Even though, it's better to move the mom right after labor to ensure more number of Fry's. It might seem like a cruel practice, but in real, you're actually saving the Fry's. Don't use any rocks or stones as it's harder to remove. Clean and clear bottom is the best as it's easy to identify the Fry's. Mosses also provide a good hiding spot

Adjusting the tank

Climate and other factors also makes sure that the fries are healthy and grown to their full potential. Keeping the temperature at 25-26.11°C is advised. Providing the female and fry's food with high nutritional value ensures that the fries are grown to full potential. 

Next step in Breeding Guppy is to put the male and females in the tank. After the female is pregnant, male can be put back into a different one. To check that, check for dark black/blue spot in the stomach also known as Gravid Spot.  Close to labor, it grows darker. It usually takes 26-31 days to give birth. The stomach grows bigger and the gravid spot goes darker. After giving birth, remove the mom's as fast as you can as they're cannibalistic. Which means, keep a close eye on the mom. When it's close to labor mom fishes tend to sit very still and seclude themselves along with shivering. They also hangs out close to the heater. There is a change in the appetite, not eating, leaving a lot of food left are all taken into notice. If the fish shows these signs, it means that the labor is close.

Taking care of the fry

In short, after the fries are born, remove the mom's as soon as possible. You can also use breeding box as the female is cannibalistic.

For those who can't keep a close eye, breeding boxes does the job. It's better to use it if you're a first timer. It saves the babies from mom. Covering the filter with tights also stops the babies from being sucked into it.