Guppy food needs to be varied just like any other fish to ensure good health and vibrant colors. Guppies will eat just about anything that is put in front of them and even if they don’t they will try if first but some of the most popular guppy food are the following.
Pellets are a very popular guppy food but me personal don’t use them as much as most people, the reason behind this is because they are quite big even the ones that are meant to be got guppies. Don’t get me wrong I do use them but they probably only make up about 20% of the guppy food I give mine.
Flake – now this is a classic guppy foodand is used widely in all aquariums because it can feed all fish in one no matter how big of their size, flake can even be crushed up finely and given to guppy fry to feed on. Flake now comes in many different varieties to promote different things such as color enhancers which really do work and from what I have seen cause no harm to the fish themselves. Earthworm flake is a really good guppy food to help increase the amount of fry a female guppy has during spawning.
I have met some guppy breeders that feed their guppies pureed beef heart that they have frozen and then when it comes to feeding time they just pop to the freezer chip a little bit off and drop it in, I must admit I have need tried this but I have heard about it from more than just one and they swear by it, it is on my list to try, just one thing I would always make sure is that any uneaten food is removed to prevent water problems.
Sliced and blanched cucumber is a great guppy food to put in and leave for a few hours for them to graze on, you don’t need much one slice will be more than enough. I would much rather they eat one slice and run out then have 4/5 in there messing with your water quality. While were taking about veggies another good one is the inside of peas finely diced.
A lot of guppy keepers like to give theirs a treat every so often in the form of live food such as daphnia and bloodworm which is great for the guppies diet, i would as always take care to clean and live food in fresh water just in case of any bacteria or disease in the water they come in.
As you can see guppy food really isn’t hard to get right as long as you give them a little variety they will; live a very full and happy life.