Albino blue topaz guppies are not one of the most popular, but they are unique due to their bluish orange color. They are one of the guppy fish types. Albino guppies are largely available, and they are not hard to find if you need to purchase them. In most places, they cost around $1-$5, though where you buy them determines the price.
I have met a lot of people that say albino blue topaz fish are the golden fish of any aquarium. Whenever you look at a guppy fish tank, your eyes can’t deny seeing this beautiful guppy. This write up will show you everything you need to learn about Albino guppy care, breeding, feeding, and a lot more.
The Origin of Albino Guppies
It is hard to find albino guppies in this nature with their color in the wild. Albino guppies are made naturally through strains.
These guppy species have been nurtured over several years in a tank/aquariums with strict selective breeding. In a nutshell, those that keep albino guppies strictly select male and female guppies that had albino pigments on their head, body, and scales.
This pigment is usually used to produce fries. However, after some generations, the pigment remains, and the dominant bluish orange color is noticed to date.
How to Breed Orange Guppies?
I am sure you must have been wondering if you can try this yourself. Yes, you can breed an albino guppy, but it takes years of patience to get results. Besides, when you are ready to breed albino guppies in your tank/aquarium for fun, you can begin with just a few adult guppies.
Purchase one male and female albino fish and put them together in a fish aquarium of at least 10 gallons in size. To lessen stress on the female guppy, I would advise a 3:1 female to male ratio.
The pregnancy period of albino guppies occurs around 28 days. So in just 30 – 31 days of putting together your male and female guppies, they will reproduce fries. Albino guppies mostly breed 10 – 50 guppies though this is subjected to the female guppy’s age.
Albino guppies will usually feed on their fry if they can catch them. To save as many fries from untimely death, ensure there are live plants such as guppies’ grass or java moss in your tank. Fries will have hiding spots in the aquarium if live plants are present.
To continue having an albino blue topaz guppy fish, then you need to exclusively keep only albino fish in your tank and don’t permit any other species to be in the same tank with them.
Feeding Albino Guppy Fish
Just like other fish guppy’s strains, Albino guppies will eat the same food eaten by other types of guppies.
You can also purchase foods from commercial outlets, buy foods like the tropical flakes, pellet veggies, Spirulina, frozen feeds, frozen or dried feed, or you manually prepare your guppy fish food yourself.
You can also feed your albino blue topaz guppies with live feeds like bloodworms, earthworms, micro/minute worms, brine shrimp, daphnia, and vinegar eels. Live feed will hasten albino blue topaz growth and will bring out their colors. Moreover, getting a healthy live food culture is stressful, but live feeds are the best for them if you can get it.
Male And Female Blue Topaz Guppy Guppies
As stated earlier, we recommend three female to one male ratio in any guppy tank/aquarium. Aquarist knows male guppies are chasers, they can chase female guppy all day, but with the rate of 3 female to a male, the male will have a lot on his hand while the females will have more time to rest because the male can’t change the three at a time.
You can also isolate the male from the females if you think he worries them too much. Still, you should not keep just one guppy alone, because they love the interaction and might give up the ghost if kept alone.
Male albino blue topaz guppies are available in many body colors. We have seen some that have a complete bluish orange body, while others have the bluish orange color on their tails region only; some also have the color in the fins or some other parts of the body.
Female albino blue topaz guppies, in the other way round, have bluish orange colorants only on their tail or fin region, which sometimes stretches to their dorsal region.
Albino Blue Topaz Guppy Fish Size
Albino blue topaz guppies are moderate in size. As with other guppy species, the bluish orange guppy males are smaller in size compared to the females.
Also, adult males albino blue topaz guppy is within the range of 1.5-3.5 cm (0.6-1.4 in) long, while the females are within 3-6 cm (1.2-2.4 in) in terms of their length.
Albino Blue Topaz Water Parameters
Guppies are robust species, and they can adapt in a wide array of water parameters. Below are the best water parameters for albino blue topaz guppies:
Ideal Water temperature: 72-82 °F (22-28 °C )
Ideal Water pH: 6.8-7.8
Best Water Hardness (dGH): 8-12
0 ppm ammonia, 0 ppm nitrites, maximum 10 ppm nitrates
With these water situations and a decent daily diet, you can rear, keep, breed, and raise fit and good looking albino blue topaz guppies.
Average Tank Size for Albino Blue Topaz Guppies
The minimum tank size we advise for albino blue topaz guppies is at least ten gallons. With a ten gallon tank, you can have up to ten guppies. Moreover, if you want to raise them, you should think stocking a few albino blue topaz in the tank, because your tank can quickly be congested within the shortest time.
Albino blue topaz Guppy Lifespan
They are not an exemption from other guppies, the lifecycle of albino blue topaz guppies is around 22- 24 months. If they are kept in a ideal water parameter, they might live more than two years.
Tank Mates For Albino Blue Topaz Guppies
If you have plans to set up up public fish tank with albino blue topaz guppies, this can be done alongside other fish in the tanks. There are numerous fish that are likeminded with albino blue topaz guppies.
Still, most times they prefer other livebearers like Cardinal Tetras fish, Honey Gouramis, Mollies fish, Bristlenose Plecos, Swordtails fish, Platies fish, Cory catfish, Otocinclus catfish, Harlequin rasboras and lot more.
Before you start to keep albino blue topaz, you should avoid hostile aquarium mates such as the native cichlids, Oscar fish, and flowerhorn.
Conclusion: I believe you have learned how to care for albino blue topaz from this article. Check out other articles on this website to learn about other types of guppies and remember to leave a comment.