What fish get on with guppies?
Guppies are quite peaceful fish. They will not offend their neighbors in the aquarium, as they are not capable of such atrocities. But other species of fish will be happy to pluck guppy tail fins, thus causing them to suffer.
It would be best if you give your beauties a separate aquarium, then nothing will affect the development and reproduction of babies. But if you decide that not only guppies should live in a glass house, but also other fish, then you should understand which individuals get along with such favorites. Then your choice will not harm their lives.
Compatibility of guppy with other fish
If you are not satisfied with the aquarium, which is inhabited only by guppies, you can try to hook up to them other small fish that are not predators. Neons, some species of catfish (speckled catfish, catfish stuck), gouras, battles, tetras, small types of character fish, various types of corridors can get along well with their neighbors. But it is possible that one representative of these fish will show aggression towards the little cohabitants.
Compatibility scalar and guppy. Some inexperienced aquarists are confident that the existence of these two fish in one body of water will not lead to anything bad. They are convinced that peaceful and shy sklyaria will be excellent neighbors for the little darlings. But this is so only if the neighbors of guppies are still fry.
Compatibility Guppy and Sword. These fish are not always perfect neighbors. In some owners they get used, and in some they are enemies. After all, there are such cases when the Swordtails bite their neighbors, as well as eat their young. It is desirable that the aquarium was a lot of vegetation, they will help the fish to hide.
Compatibility barbs and guppies. Fish are not recommended to be planted in the general aquarium. After all, the tail fins with bright coloring of the second will become a target for the first bites. Therefore, you should pay attention to less aggressive fish than barbs.
Compatibility of guppy and goldfish. These two species can not be planted in one aquarium. This can even lead to the fact that the life of a small, harmless guppy will be endangered. Therefore, it is better to pick her another candidate for good cohabitation.
Guppies are exactly those fish on which novice aquarists should turn their attention first. They are quite unpretentious to the conditions of the content, therefore, are distinguished by a special survival rate. These charming, small creatures with a big tail instantly captivate the gaze of any person with their graceful movements, as well as extraordinary beauty. But in order for the fish to live in a calm atmosphere, not to hide from their aggressive neighbors, think carefully about who they will be in the aquarium with. Or maybe it's better to leave the guppies alone.
What are the best neon fish fishes?
Neons are small freshwater fish of the Kharatsin family. In the wild, they are very active and brisk, able to quickly hide from predators, maneuvering among thick plants. Body size reaches 3 cm in length, life expectancy depends on water temperature: from 1.5 years to 3 years. Behavioral characteristics: due to a peaceful disposition, they can live together with each other in a flock, as well as with other species of fish. Guppies and neons, petsyli and neons, catfish and neons get along well in the same aquarium. Such compatibility is beneficial for novice aquarists, since these types of fish will definitely not harm each other.
What else should be considered in compatibility? Males of neons are brighter in color than females, the contrast of scales depends on the species. But one thing unites them - a horizontal strip passes through the body, which glitters with “neon” shimmering even in darkness. This feature can be attractive to predatory fish and those who do not welcome next to their more beautiful neighbors. So settle a flock of neons of 5-7 fish and more in a spacious tank with shelters so that in case of unforeseen attacks, they can hide in time.
Settlement rules in a common aquarium
Neons are characterized by calm behavior, and only during the spawning season they become overly active and cocky. Therefore, choose as your neighbors for them fish are not predatory, but omnivorous or herbivorous, balanced and not very playful. There are a number of rules that are important to ensure that the compatibility of neons with other fish in the aquarium is the most successful.
Look at the successful version of the general aquarium with neons.
- Compatibility is possible between fish that live in the wild in a similar environment. Neon fish live in water at a temperature of 18-24 ° C, pH 5.5-7.5 pH, hardness 8-20o. Therefore, their neighbors in the aquarium should be adapted to the same parameters.
- Neon cannot be settled with large predators that feed exclusively on meat and carrion. Otherwise, peace-loving neons will become prey for them - the fins can be cut off, at a minimum.
- You can not settle in the general aquarium fish large and small, such an incompatibility can cause severe stress, or loss of bright body color.
- Choose neighbors, similar in temperament. Small and nimble fish will feel comfortable in the company of calm and not fast fish. What is it for? The fact is that the activity of fish can cause fluctuations in water, which can lead to stress.
- Neons are schooling fishes, not loners. They feel well in the company of the same kindred, the fish alone will not live long.
- A territorial niche should be installed in the aquarium. That is, all types of fish should swim in certain layers of water - in the lower, middle or upper. So they will not interfere with each other. Neons, like somiki corridor, swim in the bottom layer of the aquatic environment.
- Neons love plants not as a delicacy, but as scenery or shelter, among which you can swim or hide. If other aquarium fish gnaw leaves, or are prone to such sabotage, neons can suffer greatly.
- During all diseases, the fish must be treated, and the treatment methods may not be the same for all fish. Some tolerate treatment with salt, copper, and others - no. Neons are not particularly sensitive to copper-based drugs. Therefore, their neighbors can become fish with the same portability. Then the treatment can take place in the general aquarium.
With whom neons can and cannot get along
Neon get on well in the home pond with such aquarium fish: Pecillia (guppies, swordtails, mollies, placiums), speckled catfish, panda, tetra, danio rheo, labo, rastar, minors, gourami, iris, pulcheras, minors, hyacinths, sweaters, laboratories, rasomes, minors, gourami, iris, pulcheras, minors, marines, sweaters, minors, gourami, iris, pulcheras, minors, and fish. Consider compatibility with some fish in more detail.
See how well the scalar and neons get along in one aquarium.
Somiki corridor are excellent neighbors for small haracin ones, live together in the bottom layers of the aquarium, and collect remnants of uneaten food. The corridors are innocuous fish, also small and peaceful, they love to watch their neighbors without harming them.
Rasbory - can make an excellent company neon. Among them: the actual rasbory, boraras, microassemblies and trigonustigma, some of them belong to the Karpov family.
Fishes of the Family Petsilievye (guppies, molly, sword-bearers, petsilia) - peacefully cohabit with haracin. Swordtails also have small body size, but males may be excessively active. It should be borne in mind that more than two swordtail males sometimes pursue smaller neighbors, especially during the spawning period. With insufficient feeding, in the cramped, small place for swimming, the swordtails become unbearable. So that these fish do not terrorize small neons, the aquarium should be spacious, with a sufficient number of plants and shelters.
Neons are poorly compatible with such fish:
- Large catfish, cichlids, barbs, astronotus, cockerels, koi carps - those who live in cool water, or have a predatory, aggressive behavior.
- Goldfish - they live in cool water, and are aggressive towards bright fish and their offspring.
- Angelfish - can live with neons only under the condition that they all grew up with the age of young animals. But neon-stranger scalar will be perceived as food. Also during the mating season, the scalar will be aggressively inclined towards everyone, including these small fish.
Guppy aquarium fish - easy and detailed about them
Guppi (lat. Poecilia reticulata) is an aquarium fish that is known even to people who are very far from aquaria, to say nothing of amateurs. Perhaps, every aquarist at least once in his life contained a couple of gupas, and many started their journey with them, and even now they contain luxurious, selective guppy species. To answer all the questions about them, you probably need to write a book, but we will try to consider especially popular ones.
Males of guppies of different breeds
Habitat in nature
The homeland of the guppy fish is Trinidad and Tobago, and in South America, in Venezuela, Guyana and Brazil. As a rule, they live in clean, running water, but also like brackish coastal waters, but not saline sea water. They feed on worms, larvae, bloodworms and various small insects. Because of this peculiarity, they even began to be massively colonized in areas where there is a lot of anopic mosquito, as guppies eat its larvae. The males of guppies in nature are much brighter than the females, but still their coloring is far from aquarium breeding forms. She must protect them from predators, as the fish is small and defenseless.
Wild guppies in nature:
Guppy fish are named after their discoverer (Robert John Lechmere Guppy). Robert Guppy was the first to find and describe this fish on Trinidad Island in 1866.
A small fish, and the males are smaller than females, and usually reach a length of about 5 cm. The guppy lives for 2-3 years, since its small size and warm water speeds up the metabolism and shortens the lifespan.
As for the appearance, it is almost impossible to describe. Guppies are so often and often crossed that even selection forms can be counted in dozens, and already ordinary and even more. Male and female differ strikingly between themselves, but we will tell you about this difference.
Gorgeous fish for beginners and pros. Small, active, beautiful, very easy to reproduce, undemanding to the content and feeding, it seems that the list can go on forever. However, caution beginners aquarists from buying bright, selective forms of guppies. How to understand that the form of breeding? If all the fish in the aquarium are strictly the same color, the males have long and uniform fins, then these are demanding guppies.
If the males are all different, like the females, there are a riot of colors and colors in the coloring, then these are the guppies that an ordinary aquarist needs. The fact is that as a result of crossing they become very beautiful, but also very capricious, losing their advantages. Hybrid forms of guppies already have weak immunity and are very demanding on the content. So if you decide to just try yourself in aquarism, buy the most simple, but multi-colored gupashek.
They will delight you no less than the selection forms, but they will live much longer and have fewer problems. And for the pros, there will be breeding forms of guppies - they need to be carefully sorted, more carefully planted and cared for.
It is very easy to feed them, they eat very different foods - artificial, frozen, live, even dry. They eat flakes, granules and other artificial food with pleasure, but it is better to choose well-known brands, such as Tetra. From the living, the best is to eat the bloodworm, the pipeker, the brine shrimp, the cortex. It is important to remember that the guppy has a small mouth and stomach, the food should be small, and it is better to feed two or three times a day, in portions that the fish eat in 2-3 minutes. Guppies also love food with a high content of plant substances, so that their digestive tract remains healthy, and their immunity is high, buy in addition to the usual flakes, even with herbal supplements and feed them twice a week.
Separately, I want to say from dry food - this is not branded food, but dried daphnia, which is often sold in bird markets. I strongly advise you not to feed fish with such feed, even gupeshek. He is poor in vitamins, nutrients, and in fact it is just a dried shell. It inflames the digestive tract in fish and they die.
Guppy content in an aquarium
Like all tropical fish, guppies love warm waters (22–25 ° C), but can live in the wider limit of 19.0–29.0 ° C. As for the parameters of water, for ordinary forms it is almost irrelevant. They adapt to local conditions so quickly that they can transfer to a new aquarium without any problems at all. It would be ideal if the aquarium will have: 7.0 - 8.5, and a stiffness of 12.0 - 18.0, but the parameters can be completely different, which will not prevent the guppy from living and breeding.
The aquarium may be small, 20 liters will be enough for 5 fish. But, the greater the volume, the greater the number of fish you can keep and the more beautiful it will look.
It is best to have a lot of plants in the aquarium, as this will be similar to the natural habitat and will significantly increase the survival rate of the fry in the general aquarium. Lighting can be any, from bright to twilight.
It is advisable to use a filter, for gupeshek quite internal enough, but if there is an external one, then great. Only it is better to close the holes in it with an additional small net, since a powerful filter is not only capable of sucking the fry, but even an adult fish.
Guppies cannot be called a schooling fish, but there is almost no point in keeping it with a pair. It is very small in size and in small quantities is almost invisible in an aquarium. For guppies, the rule is simple - the more there are in the aquarium, the more impressive and beautiful they look.
Compatible with other fish
Very peaceful fish that does not cause any trouble to the neighbors. But it can be offended, especially large and predatory fish, which gupeshek perceive only as food. So with fish like slaughter, giant gourami, pangasius or shark ball it is not worth keeping.
It is also impossible to keep with fish that can tear off male guppies with fins - Sumatran barb, Denison barb, fiery barb, some gourami, such as kissing, with ternitsemi.
Guppies get along best of all with peaceful and small fish: - rastori, cardinals, congo, neons, cherry barbs, speckled catfish, tarakatum.
To distinguish the female guppy from the male is very, very simple. Males are smaller, slimmer, they have a large tail fin, and anal turned into gonopodias (roughly speaking this is a tube with the help of which males of viviparous fish fertilize a female). The females of the guppy are larger, they have a large and noticeable belly and usually they are rather pale colored. Even juveniles can be distinguished quite early, as a rule, those of the fry that were first to be painted will be males.
Plain female guppy
One of the easiest fish to breed is homemade guppies; they very easily breed in home aquariums. The fact is that they are viviparous, that is, the female bears her calf in her stomach, and a fully formed whitebait is already emerging. The first hours he will lie down and hide, but very soon he will begin to swim and eat.
To breed guppies you need ... a male and a female. Even not so, one young and active male will be enough to care for 3-5 females without getting tired. That is, for successful breeding it is possible to contain one male for 3-5 females. It is possible and more males, as males do not fight with each other, but only compete. You will see how the male tirelessly pursues the female, but this is normal and nothing needs to be done about it. The fact is that during such harassment, he fertilizes the female and soon you will have fry.
What do you need for guppies to breed? Fresh and clean water, good and abundant feeding and a pair of heterosexual fish. As a rule, guppies are quite successfully divorced in the general aquarium. But, they also eat their fry, and the neighbors, if they eat will help. This means that pregnant females should be planted in a separate aquarium.
How to understand that you have a pregnant guppy? In a pregnant female, the spot near the anus begins to darken, this is already visible to the eyes of the growing fry, and the darker it is, the sooner she will give birth.
Set mummy in a separate aquarium, with the same water and thickets of plants, where the fry can hide from her (yes, she can eat her children). When the time comes (maybe up to a month if you hurry to drop it off), she has no problem giving birth.
A female with a dark spot - soon!
Immediately after giving birth, the female must be besieged. Taking care of guppy fry is quite simple, as well as about parents. What to feed the guppy fry? You can feed them finely branded flakes (which you feed your parents), but better with dried egg or branded fry feeds. Note that there is such a relic of the past as dry food. It is dried daphnia and cyclop, it can still be found on sale. So, feeding this rubbish guppy fry is strictly not recommended. Nutrition there is slightly higher than zero, in fact it is an analogue of taranka. Will you grow up much if you eat one taranka? The same can be said for adult fish.
It is necessary to regularly clean them so that the rest of the food will not spoil the water. You can also run snails in this tank, such as an ampoule or coil. They do not touch the fry, and the rest of the food will be eaten.
How the fry is born:
It is important that the water was clean, but it is impossible to change a lot and immediately, since the fry are still weak and a large water change is dangerous for them.The easiest way is to change the order of 10% of water once a day or two, or 25% once a week.
Water temperature for guppy fry is very important, and you need to keep it at the level of 24-26.5С.
With proper care and feeding, guppy fry grow quickly and within a month and a half they begin to stain.
Frequently asked questions about guppies
What kind of fish can you keep with a guppy?
Some species have already been listed above, but you can still see the article - the 10 best fish for beginners, everything on this list is good for keeping with guppies.
How to find out that guppies are pregnant or about to give birth?
Usually, the female guppy gives birth to fry once a month, but the timing may vary depending on water temperature and conditions of detention. Note the time since the last time she gave birth, and watch. The female is ready for new genera, the stain becomes darker, it is visible the fry eyes.
How do guppies breathe?
Like all fish - oxygen dissolved in water, do not forget to include aeration and filtration.
How long do guppies live?
About two years, but it all depends on the conditions and temperature. The higher the temperature of the water, the shorter their life. Some fish live up to 5 years.
How often to feed a guppy?
Daily, and in small portions two to three times a day. For example, in the morning and in the evening. Once a week, you can arrange a hungry day, but keep in mind that the fish will actively look for food and the first victims will be their own fry.
Why do guppies tear their tails?
There may be a lot of reasons, but the most common is old water, which is rarely replaced. It accumulates ammonia and nitrates, and they poison the fish and destroy the fins. Regularly change the water to fresh. There may also be a sharp change of water, injury or poor feeding, when there are few vitamins.
If the guppy has lost its tail, then this is an alarming sign - either someone breaks off its tail, and you need to carefully study the fish with which it is kept, or it has become infected with an infectious disease, and you need to look more closely at the other fish.
Why do guppies stick to their tail?
Again, either old and dirty water, or an infection, or scant feeding. Try changing 20% of the water once a week and watching the condition of other fish.
Why does the guppy have a spine curve?
Such fish are found in almost all species, as a rule it is a defect from birth. If this happens in adult fish, then this may be due to the fact that it is contained in too close an aquarium, with a large number of fish. In guppy, the spine curls in the same way from old age, and this is normal, but the most frequent cause is fish tuberculosis or mycobacteriosis. The disease is complex, and its treatment is not easy, does not always bring results. In order to avoid the spread of infection, these fish are better isolated.
Why do guppies give birth only to females?
The exact answer to this question is not found. Apparently with an excess of males, the laws of nature are included and the population compensates for the females in order to preserve itself.
Is it possible to contain only one guppy in an aquarium?
It is possible, although it looks like something sad ... All the same, this is a cheerful and brisk fish that loves company. If you are looking for a fish that would be beautiful, unpretentious and live wonderfully, then look towards the rooster.
Do I need oxygen and a filter for guppies?
Not required, but desirable. You can buy an inexpensive, internal filter with a washcloth. It will perform its functions well enough and will not suck the fish into itself. Consider that if you bought a filter, and it is set higher (so that the surface of the water in the aquarium is in motion), then you will not need to buy additional aeration or simply put oxygen.
Do guppies need soil and plants?
This is your choice. An empty aquarium is easier to clean, but it looks worse, the fry cannot survive in it, and the gupies themselves love to frolic among the plants. I am for an aquarium with soil and plants.
Do you need a guppy light?
No, the fish do not need light at all, except that it falls on the aquarium during the day. Plants need light to grow.
No, they are viviparous. That is, the fry is born completely ready for life and can immediately swim. Sometimes it falls in the egg, but it breaks and it floats. Sometimes he has a yolk sack, which he quickly assimilates.
Do guppies sleep?
Yes, but not like people. It is rather an active holiday, when at night the fish reduce activity, but still swim. And it is better to turn off the lights at night, although some do not, but is it dark in nature at night?
How many fry do guppies give birth?
Depends on the female, her age and size. Usually about 30-50 pieces, but sometimes 200
How much does a guppy fry grow?
Very fast in good conditions. Males become mature in two months, and females in three.
Can guppies be kept in seawater?
No, they tolerate poorly salted water, but they die in the sea, this is a freshwater fish.
Why do guppies float on the surface?
They breathe oxygen dissolved in water, and in your aquarium it is not enough. Because of which? Maybe it’s too hot, maybe you haven’t cleaned the aquarium for a long time and didn’t change the water, perhaps too closely. Be sure to turn on aeration or filtration (place the filter closer to the surface of the water to enhance gas exchange) and replace some of the water with fresh one.
Why do guppies jump out of the aquarium?
They can do it both by chance and because of bad water - for example, if it has not been changed for a long time and the soil is not siphoned in the aquarium. Also, the reason may be a small amount of oxygen in the water, read about it above.
Why do guppies stick together or stick together?
Unfortunately, the exact cause can not be named, even if the aquarium is near you. This may be improper feeding (monotonous, only dry food or abundant), there may be unsuitable water parameters (a lot of ammonia), and there may be a disease. The minimum that needs to be done is to replace part of the water, siphon the soil and change the type of feed.
What kind of catfish can you keep with a guppy?
Any small. More or less large catfish, almost without exception predators. The only exception is tarakatum, it can be contained with guppy. Well, any corridors, for example speckled, will get along superbly with guppies and will be very useful, eating the rest of the food from the bottom.
Care for guppy fry
The most unpretentious of the fry, survive in the wild. But, if you regularly change water, feed so much that they eat in a couple of minutes and feed the fry two or three times a day, they will quickly grow, color and please you. What to feed the guppy fry? There are no difficulties in feeding, they eat crushed flakes, but it is better to give Artemia naupilii or shredded strawberry.
Cardinal fish: content, compatibility, photo-video review
Cardinal fish tanichtys albonubes
Detachment, family: Carp.
Comfortable water temperature: 20-22 C.
Aggressiveness: not aggressive 0%.
Cardinal fish compatibility: with all the peaceful fish (danios pink, terntion, catfish speckled, neons, etc.)
Useful tips: not capricious fish, suitable for beginners and young aquarists.
Homeland - China. Fish size up to 4 cm. Males are brighter colored than females and slimmer.
Cardinals contain a small flock. The fish is mobile, peaceful and unpretentious. Loves medium-sized live and dry food. Effectively a flock of cardinals looks in a spacious, planted and brightly lit aquarium.
Color: from the head to the tail of fish a bright, shimmering band passes, which, on reaching maturity (4 months), disappears. Under good conditions, the Cardinal spawns his whole life.
Comfortable parameters of water: dH 20 °, pH 6.5-7.0, t 20-22 ° C.
Breeding cardinals is not tricky. Fresh water is poured into a spawning aquarium, several small-leaved plants are placed, a sprayer is installed and a group is planted (there should be more females) or one pair of fish. Water for dilution: dH up to 10 °, pH 6.5-7.0, t 24-26 ° C.
Fish Cardinal male and female
The female lays several eggs every day. Calf and fry parents usually do not eat. When floating fry appear, the producers are transferred to another aquarium, and in the first one they begin to feed the fry. Food for the start - rotifers, cyclops nauplii, egg yolk or simply triturated dry food.
Feeding aquarium cardinals must be correct: balanced, diverse. This fundamental rule is the key to successful keeping of any fish, be it guppies or astronotuses. Article "How and how much to feed aquarium fish" talks in detail about this, it outlines the basic principles of the diet and feeding regime of fish.
In this article, we note the most important thing - feeding fish should not be monotonous; both dry and live food should be included in the diet. In addition, you need to take into account the gastronomic preferences of a particular fish and, depending on this, include in its diet ration either with the highest protein content or vice versa with vegetable ingredients.
Popular and popular feed for fish, of course, are dry food. For example, hourly and everywhere can be found on the aquarium shelves of food company "Tetra" - the leader of the Russian market, in fact, the range of feeds of this company is striking. In the "gastronomic arsenal" of Tetra are included as individual feeds for a certain type of fish: for goldfish, for cichlids, for loricarids, guppies, labyrinths, arovan, discus, etc. Also, Tetra has developed specialized foods, for example, for enhancing color, fortified or for feeding fry. Detailed information on all Tetra feeds, you can find on the official website of the company - here.
It should be noted that when buying any dry food, you should pay attention to the date of its production and shelf life, try not to buy food by weight, and also keep the food in a closed state - this will help avoid the development of pathogenic flora in it.
Photo selection of cardinal fish
Interesting video with a cardinal fish
Types and breeds of guppies with photo and name
SPECIES AND BREEDS GUPPI
The variety of aquarium fish sometimes affects. And given the fact that one species of fish has its own varieties - the aquarium world becomes just gigantic.
Sometimes it is even difficult for an experienced aquarist to tell what kind of fish it is. Hopefully, the following selection of species and breeds GUPPI help you figure out who is swimming in your aquarium.
GUPI Poecilia reticulata
Detachment, family: Pecilia (Poeciliidae).
Comfortable water temperature: 20 - 26 ° С.
Ph: 6,5 - 8,5.
Aggressiveness: not aggressive 0%.
Guppy Compatibility: compatible with all non-predatory and not big fish.
In nature, lives in the northern part of South America. But now, as a result of artificial acclimatization, these fish have spread to all continents.
Interesting video with guppy
TOP VIEWS OF GUPPI:
Guppy Blue Metallic
Guppy Blue Neon
Guppy Green Cobra
Guppy red blond
Guppy Red Dragon
Guppy Moscow Carnation
Guppy Moscow blue
Guppy Black Prince
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Fish Please name all the fish that get along with guppies!
Compatibility of guppies with other fish is a serious moment in creating an aquarium. These fish do not fight among themselves or with other species. But they themselves can suffer from aggressive fish - they can pluck tail fins, depriving them of the most beautiful part of the body. Therefore, fish such as, for example, barbs should be kept separately.
It is also impossible to contain them with predatory fish. Predators will gradually eat all small fish.
What fish get on with guppies? In the aquarium, neons, zebrafish, petilles, and ternions will get along well with them. They are also quite peaceful and small in size. In addition, in the aquarium, you can plant bottom fish - small catfish, fighting, fish, knife. The best neighbors for guppies are viviparous, small species of haracin fishes, various kinds of corridors and some species of other fishes that do not show gastronomic interests to the tails of male guppies. Good luck to you!
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Mollies and patcilia, danios, scalar, neons. But the best option is danios, neons and not large catfish.
They will not interfere with guppies and the same small size. The main thing to choose peaceful fish and proportionate.
What fish get on with guppies
Guppies are very peaceful and able to live with different types of fish. It is only important to consider the impossibility of a long stay guppy alone. Therefore, it is necessary to populate these fish in an aquarium in pairs or groups.
In an aquarium that contains guppies, you should not plant plants with large and rigid leaves. It is better to plant plants with small leaves that do not have sharp edges, which the fish can damage their fins and tails. For the same reason, it is better to abandon the placement in the aquarium of grottoes and objects with sharp edges - snags, stones.
Aquarium fish that do not require a significant amount of oxygen, that is, they are quite unpretentious types of fish. These include: gambusia, guppy, swordtail, plyapipetsiliya, danio rério, macropods, gourami spotted, gourami blue, calliglet. These fish are recommended to get those who have little experience in aquarium.
Hello! What fish do guppies get along with?
So Guppy with all get along! Painfully they are peaceful. But with someone else - another question. In short - swordtails, molly, telescopes, neons, catfish of all kinds, minors, cardinals, rays and other small fry - you can create beautiful combinations. Do not need large fish, cichlids, nor any barbs
The main thing that in the aquarium was not cockerels. The aquarium should be sufficiently planted with aquatic plants. The guppy fry will definitely be eaten, so the female should be transplanted before the birth, or in extreme cases, run Richia (such a plant) into the aquarium. If you have a tailed guppy then almost all the fish will try to pull their tails.