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Keeping Guppy Records My Way © By Derrick Clayton
Many writers mention the importance of keeping accurate records but few, in my experience go into detail on how to keep such records.
A method I have used for the last two years or so is to print-out small tank labels and a record sheet to be kept in a loose leaf file ( see download below )
The small labels are cut to size ( see red line on sheet for size of label ) and placed under each tank in a re-useable self adhesive plastic wallets, similar to those used for name badges, in my case the arrows on the tank labels indicate if label refers to the tank above, below or two rows below. The labels can often be moved from tank to tank with the fish and also different strains/dropped be recorded on one label if required.
The record sheets are kept in the file with dividers between strains i.e. Red Delta, Albino Red Delta, Black Moscow etc etc.
Each drop is given a unique, consecutive number, the tank label gives a quick guide but the record sheet has space to give a fish description if required and also trace a strain back through the line. If you wanted to identify a individual fish you could give the drop a sub-number but I have not found the need to do so ,so far.
I hope I have made the idea clear, suggestions for changes / improvements welcome