What factors caused the variation in the colors of the guppies?

What factors caused the variation in the colors of the guppies?

The color patterns of male guppies are influenced by both sexual and natural selection (Endler 1978, 1983). Sexual selection (female mate choice) often (although not always) favors more colorful males (Houde 1987; Endler and Houde 1995; Brooks and Endler 2001).

Why do you think guppies in different areas of the stream have different coloration?

Guppies in differ ent areas of the stream have different coloration, because the introduction to the simulation illustrated that not every section of the stream is completely accessible to all predators, therefore limiting the presence of raptorial animals.

How do I make my guppies more colorful?

You can buy liquid supplements that contain nutrients known to enhance color and healthy. Since guppies are not picky eaters, you can feed them freeze-dried foods like freeze-dried brine shrimp and bloodworms. You can pick these up at most pet shops.

How long does it take for guppies to mature?

At around 6 months, guppies reach their adult stage. Depending on their genetics, and conditions an adult female guppy can reach about 1.5-2 inches (4-6 cm). Their growth will stop or slow down significantly. The fins and tail of male guppies might grow longer over time, depending on their genes.

How can I make my guppies grow bigger?

Best Ways to Make Guppy Fry Grow Faster

  1. raise guppy fry in a separate tank and not in breeding boxes.
  2. separate fry from adults or community tank.
  3. separate fry by size and gender.
  4. provide them with enough space and water volume.
  5. feed regularly high quality and high variety of food.

What is the best food for Guppy?

Here is a summary of the best commercially available guppy foods that I use:

  • Flakes food.
  • Veggie pellets, Spirulina tablets.
  • Freeze dried brine shrimp.
  • Freeze dried blood worms.
  • Freeze dried tubifex worms.

Can Guppy fry eat Daphnia?

Because they’re developing and because they have a fast metabolism, guppy fry can take on food multiple times a day. I feed them either live daphnia, vinegar eel or micro worms, and then at the next feeding I offer them some flake food as the last meal for the day.

Can two guppies live in a 5 gallon tank?

Conclusion. Minimum two and a maximum of five guppies can fit into a 5-gallon fish tank, but the latter is only recommended to experienced men and women.

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