Guppy Guide

Guppy Bent Spine? Is it Untreatable?

Guppy Bent Spine? Is it Untreatable?

Guppies can be born with a bent spine, develop it suddenly or progressively as they reach adulthood. It’s characterized by a curvature in the spine that looks like the letter S. Guppy bent spine is caused either by scoliosis or fish tuberculosis, both of which are untreatable.

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Do Guppies Die After Giving Birth? 5 Possible Reasons Why

Do Guppies Die After Giving Birth? 5 Possible Reasons Why

No, guppies don’t die right after giving birth because they do not belong to semelparous species that die after reproduction. However, risks of dying due to pregnancy and labor-related complications are present. Factors like water temperature, energy lost during reproduction, or size at reproduction can kill a female guppy.

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What Fish Eat Guppies? Their 7 Archenemies

What Fish Eat Guppies? Their 7 Archenemies

Guppies have smaller bodies and brighter colors, making them easy targets for predators. In the wild, cichlids, jumping guabine, and blue acara are the most common guppy predators. In the tank, big fishes like leopard bush fish, goldfish, clown knife fish, and large angelfish can quickly eat an adult guppy.

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How The Guppy Got Its Spot? This Is What Science Says.

How The Guppy Got Its Spot? This Is What Science Says.

At least three pigment cell varieties from different skin layers contribute to development of black, blue, and orange spots in guppies. A research by scientists from Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology used electron microscopy to understand the relative contributions of multiple pigment cell types to the visible skin color.

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