Do Tuxedo Guppies Need a Large Tank

Every living thing needs the right environment to thrive. The right environment entails everything vital to the growth, health and overall well being of that living thing. A plant that is not watered daily, will die off. Tuxedo Guppy need a big tank to thrive. It is not recommended to keep gold fish in a small bowl. Ideally each gold fish will require 20 gallons of water. You can put Tuxedo Guppy in smaller tanks but they will not thrive. A growing child deprived of necessary nutrients will be malnourished and may even die. Finally, your Tuxedo Guppy in a small tank will lose its ability to live up to its full potential. Tuxedo Guppyes need space to thrive. Being a freshwater fish, they need an environment where they can be in their element. Alive. Happy. Free. So yes, you do need a Big Tank. Still not convinced? When it comes to pet fishing, Tuxedo Guppyes are an absolute favorite. They are easily available in any pet store or half the time, given out in funfairs. They often come small and in their baby phase, you don’t imagine the possibility of them getting really big. Here’s a shocking fact. A Tuxedo Guppy’s potential growth could be more than 30cm in length and could live up to twenty to thirty years, in the best conditions. Amazing right? Bet you didn’t know that.

A brief knowledge about Tuxedo Guppy.

Tuxedo Guppy is from the carp family. There are two broad types of Tuxedo Guppy; Common or single-tail Tuxedo Guppy and fancy Tuxedo Guppy. As their names are different, so are their characteristics. With each having very peculiar features. The common or single-tail Tuxedo Guppy could grow up to 10inches in length, and the fancy Tuxedo Guppy, 8inches in length. Common or single-tail has just one tail fin; a very long body shape; The fancy Tuxedo Guppy, on the other hand, has a double tail fin. They are also known for their really large eyes and massive head growth. Because of their large head and compact body, they are slow swimmers and they also depend on good cycling for proper oxygenation. While the common Tuxedo Guppy are very smart and fast swimmers, with the ability to breathe properly on their own. A Tuxedo Guppy is naturally a freshwater fish. A freshwater fish spends most of their lives in lakes and rivers. Rivers are sometimes, over 500ft deep and let’s not even get started with its width. In its natural habitat, a Tuxedo Guppy can be insurmountable. It is free, alive, healthy and above all, reaching its full potential. Now, if you’re going to take a Tuxedo Guppy out of its natural habitat, you ought to provide it with the best replacement possible. Your tank has to have some semblance with its natural habitat so that your Tuxedo Guppy will thrive and be the best it can be.

Squashing common myths about Tuxedo Guppy

Your Tuxedo Guppy won’t live long, why bother with a big tank? This is a lie. Tuxedo Guppyes have a very long lifespan. In the right environment and the best conditions possible, your Tuxedo Guppy can live for up to 30 years. Your Tuxedo Guppy’s life depends on how well you treat it. You treat it well, it lives longer. You’re negligent, it dies sooner. it’s your sole responsibility and it lies in your hands. Having them in a small tank doesn’t cut it.

Tuxedo Guppyes grow to their tank size While this isn’t exactly a lie, it is very debatable. Yes. If you put a Tuxedo Guppy in a small fish tank, chances are it won’t outgrow the small tank, but grow within its size. In the same vein, if you put that same Tuxedo Guppy in a bigger tank, for example, a 60gallon tank, your Tuxedo Guppy will grow to the size of the bigger tank. The bigger the tank, the easier it is for your Tuxedo Guppy to reach its full potential. Here’s a biological explanation. Tuxedo Guppyes release a hormone called, Growth Inhibition Hormone(GIH). This hormone is responsible for growth changes in your Tuxedo Guppy. When you put a Tuxedo Guppy in a small tank, it produces more of this hormone, and because a small tank doesn’t require so much cleaning or water change, this hormone is deeply concentrated into the water. The more the Tuxedo Guppy stays in this environment, the slower it grows. it just adapts to the environment. On the other hand, due to the frequent water change in a bigger tank, more of this hormone is cleaned out of the water. Because of this, the Tuxedo Guppy grows bigger.

Why Do You Need a Bigger Tank?

Tuxedo Guppyes are very special and must be treated with such tender, love, and care.

  • Your Tuxedo Guppy loves its space and thrives better in a bigger environment.
  • Your Tuxedo Guppy produce a lot of waste. With a small tank, be rest assured that these bacteria will be heavily concentrated, and can harm your Tuxedo Guppy.
  • A bigger tank creates the opportunity for a good filtration system. This system filters your tank, and separates the good bacteria from the bad bacteria, creating a healthy environment for your Tuxedo Guppy.
  • A bigger tank creates a semblance of your Tuxedo Guppy’s natural habitat; your Tuxedo Guppy feels at home, away from home.
  • A bigger tank encourages your Tuxedo Guppy to live a happy, healthy and long life. It basically allows your Tuxedo Guppy to live up to its full potential.

What Tank Size is Right for My Tuxedo Guppy?

The size of your tank depends on the type of Tuxedo Guppy. For the Single-tail or common Tuxedo Guppy, it requires up to 30 to 40 gallons of water, for every first single-tail Tuxedo Guppy you own. Yes, for just one fish. Note: Every time you add another common Tuxedo Guppy to your tank, you need to increase the size of your tank by 10 gallons. The more the fish, the bigger the fish tank. For the fancy Tuxedo Guppy, you’re expected to put your first fancy in a 20-gallon fish tank. The same rules apply here, the more the fancies, the bigger the size of the tank. For example, 10 fancies equal to 110 gallons. For your fishes to thrive, you need a big tank, but if you just want a pet that’ll live for a few years and grow a few inches, keep your Tuxedo Guppy in a small tank. Conclusion. There’s no one-size-fits-all when dealing with your pet fish. Hence, you have been provided with valuable reasons why you should use a bigger tank. you want your Tuxedo Guppy to thrive and be healthy. For more information about this fish and more take a look at helpusfish

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