great fish to add in a small group to a community tank. add at least 1 female with the colorful males and they will breed and you can keep a steady population. Its also amazing to see how their colors can mutate, i had nothing but black bodies and orange-brown tails and some with bright orange tails for a year; all of a sudden 3 fry had silver (really light) bodies and the same color tail. the fry also make great food for larger fish (my boesemanis chase the fry into the moss and hornwort for weeks until they give up, how many survive depends on the amount of plants and the amount and type of predators).
They breed like mad. Common maybe but interesting and fun to have in your tank. My female guppies are voracious about food. They will steal the food right out of my cories mouths. Don't get between them and a worm.
It is unanimous, guppies are so awesome! I have all community tanks and the majority are guppies. I have a five gallon planted tank with about ten guppies and a chinese algae eater, and a 12 gallon planted tank with about 15 guppies and a female beta, three glowlight tetras, and two cory catfish, and a 77 gallon planted tank with about 20 guppies, 10 platies, 2 swordtails, two rainbow fish, 3 gold barbs, 1 very large pleco, 3 siamese algae eaters, 3 chinese algae eater, and 2 cory catfish. They all get along wonderfully. But one thing is there should be about 3 females to 1 male guppy because the males will overwhelm the female by constantly chasing her around. So make sure there are enough females to share the love. ;o) I love to just sit and watch them and can't believe the beauty of the colors of my guppies. They are the best!!
Very fun, and very pretty fish, can add alot of color to a tank.
They are easy to breed, the females have less colors and a more fan-like anal fin, where the males are more colorful and have a pointed anal fin.
They are fun! Interesting to watch because they are always busy and are as curious as kittens. They consider the entire tank their territory so they are always putting on a show somewhere. The color variety is amazing so you can just pick your favorite.
i have these about 5 males and 5 females. after a month the tank is left unchecked and the fish population is so many that it covers the tank! i recommend to keep males only or females only for they are prolific
@nadawag579 these fish tend to not get bullied or eaten or sucked up by the filter if you have adults only in the tank. the fry sometimes do. i have an in-tank filter and haven't used a canister filter in a while, and haven't had a big problem(around 15 fish get sucked up every year, as they populate fast as the infants are usually the victims).
Only buy these fish if you like the look of an overcrowded disorganized tank. They are very beautiful, very hardy, and breed like crazy, but despite these benefits I still found that I did not like them very much after owning them for some time. Even though they are quite pretty I find that their behavior is rather uninteresting and they fill up a tank with too many colors and points of distraction. I personally like a tank that you can focus on different separate aspects, a large clump of beautiful plants, a piece of nice driftwood, a nice grouping of rocks, a single or group of fish to follow around the tank. A swarm of guppies makes me feel ADD, and covers the tank with too much random action to focus on anything. For me it makes the tank far less calming to look at and observe.