In this stage babies of guppy fish species are kept all together in nursery tanks while feeding them for growth. Both males and females are growing together in this stage for roughly 20 - 21 days.
Following this process virgin female guppy fish are separated and grown independently of males. After 45 days of living in this tank females who are most qualified for production are chosen, roughly 40% - 50 % of the total lot.
In the meantime males are moved from the nursery to growing tanks, these babies are kept for another 30 days in these tanks well fed. After 30 days certain features stand out of the guppy fish allowing them to be recognised to which species they belong to. Along with this prominent features of the guppy fish also start to show, they will be then sorted into each category of their species by carefully picking the guppy fish with the best characteristics out of their gene pool and separated for 30 more days to grow into the finest males.
These high-quality males with the appealing attributes will be then subjected to breeding tanks along with the virgin females, it is important that the female guppy fish has to be virgin because a female can carry sperm of the male up to 6 months and produce offspring of that species.
The male to female guppy fish ratio is kept around 3: 6 for the optimal output of reproduction without any redundant male guppy fish. The females can reproduce up to 6-8 month when they are put for the breeding section with the chosen males this is known as a broodstock.
Guppy which are diagnosed with any abnormalities, diseases, sickness or bacterial attacks will be brought to the quarantine section. Any guppy fish who is suffering will extraordinarily be taken care of by our highly qualified and experienced pathologists before releasing them back to the stocks.
A pre-packaging phase is carried out to increase the probability of survival of the ornamental fish even further. The fish are conditioned according to shipping conditions by cooling the water temperature gradually until 18°C and the 6 hours of conditioning is sufficient to make certain of this.
Proceeding this task the fish will be moved to the final packaging where they will be packed accordingly with respect to their biomass for more comfortable travelling experience for the fish. They will be packaged into styrofoam boxes along with compatible sealed bags filled with plentiful medical oxygen.
Finally, the travelling phase of the ornamental fish is usually measured by time, the time taken for the package to arrive at the warehouse after leaving the farm gates includes the aggregate flight time period and dispatch time.