When I was little I lived on Argo Way in Sacramento, California.
It was a little house that sometimes had a silver side when the rest was
painted pink and I could tell people to look for the silver house when they
were hunting for me.
Any who... the neighbors had guppies. Not a big tank just a big bowl and those guppies had guppies and then those guppies had guppies.
Whew it was so fun to see the explosion of little pretty fish and I got
some guppies too.
Much better than the poly wogs that I caught every spring at St. Mary's Cemetery, the place I was forbidden to ever, ever go.
"Where did you get those poly wogs?" Mom would ask and of course being the angelic child that I was I answered "In the gutter by Jiggy's house."
Of course she really believed that.
Back to my guppies...So when I couldn't do a lot with my hands and because some of my Granddaughters came to help me clean my house so that one of them could raise $7.00 for a frog house and we had to go hunting for all of the important things that go with little critters. I wound up at the pet stores
and couldn't resist the beautiful guppies that they have now.
Guppies have really changed since I was little. They are gorgeous. There are red, blue, green, purple and much more.
There is a blue and a leopard mama in my tank. And I had a leopard daddy that Christi bought me for my birthday. He died but I am going to get another one because he was so, so beautiful.
One of the funny things that happened is that about 30 little baby guppies
that were six weeks old had babies! I had to put on my reading glasses to see them.
I keep my tank at about 80 - 82 degrees and I guess that is what happens when they are kept nice warm.
So now I have many, many Fancy Guppies.