Small-Scale Guppy Breeding

How to breed nice guppies in just 8 planted tanks

I revised my 2018 article Small Scale Guppy Breeding on how I keep and breed fancy guppies in just eight planted tanks.  You won’t see anything about fish rooms, drilled tanks, automatic water changers, etc.  It explains how I overcame the modern guppy’s fragility and disease susceptibility.

Author: Diana Walstad

I'm a former science researcher that keeps aquariums and likes to write books.

4 thoughts on “Small-Scale Guppy Breeding”

  1. Nice article. I am reviewing guppy culture and I liked it a lot, but I have a doubt. You see, you tell in the first/second paragraph that you limited yourself to 8 tanks but you didn´t mention how you use them. I couldn´t get why did you limit yourself to 8?


    1. Thanks for feedback. I just revised and reposted that particular article this morning. It has more scientific information now on guppy reproduction. I use most tanks for best broods from superior females. Four tanks are devoted to progeny from one female, notable for good phenotype and living to almost one year. From her daughters, I will select a new breeder female with possibly even greatest longevity. Other tanks are for males only and broods from potential breeder females. Having only 8 tanks forces me to be VERY selective about which guppies I keep.


    2. I don’t want an industrial fish room setup. Tanks containing plants, guppies, shrimp are for my enjoyment. I found that limiting the number of tanks forces me to be VERY careful about which guppies I use for breeding. So far it is working…


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