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Guppy Fish, Poecilia Reticulata

Guppy Fish Care: Food, Tank, Lifespan, Breeding, & Fry Care

Guppies are one of the most popular fish in the aquarium hobby. They are colorful little fish that are always actively swimming throughout the tank. They are also known for their ease of breeding. In fact, a female guppy can give birth to a batch of 100 or more baby guppies every month. The ease of breeding attracts many beginner fishkeepers, but the art of breeding and developing various strains of guppy makes them attractive for advanced fishkeepers as well.

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Yellow Boxfish

Yellow Boxfish (Ostracion cubicus)

Common Name(s) Yellow boxfish, Polka-dot Box Fish, Blue-Spotted Boxfish, Cubed Boxfish, Yellow Trunkfish, White Cubicus, Cube Boxfish Scientific Name Ostracion cubicus Origin Red Sea/ Indo-West Pacific Temperature Range 72°F – 78°F Water Parameters dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025 Adult Size 15”-18”, 1’6” max size Diet Omnivorous – krill, shrimp, mollusks, and sometimes algae. Dried,

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Betta Fish (Betta splendens)

Betta Fish (Betta Splendens) | Care, Tank Setup & Food

Betta fish are one of the most popular fish in the aquarium hobby, and for good reason. First, they are very pretty to look at. They come in many different fin shapes and coloration. Some of these specimen are results of many generations of careful selective breeding. Another reason for their popularity can be attributed to their ease of care. Compared to many of the other fish in the aquarium hobby, they are relatively less demanding. In the wild, they inhabit slow moving waters such as small lakes and ponds. These are often low oxygen environments.

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