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Some useful things we should know about Fancy Tail “Show Quality” Guppies …

DIFFERENT BREEDS OF GUPPIES

  Among aquarium fish, few fish are as easy to breed to the guppy. This makes it easier to selectively breed guppies than most fish. As such, dozens if not hundreds of true-breeding strains or varieties of guppy have been … Continue reading

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Gestation Period for Guppies (in general)

  Is My Guppy Pregnant? Female guppies can get pregnant as early as one month old in a warm tank, although the usual maturity age is three months. The key to understanding a guppy’s gestation period is knowing if she … Continue reading

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Guppy Facts by Mary Jane

The guppy is named after the Rev. J.L. Guppy of Trinidad, an early collector of the species from the late 1800’s. Guppies (Poecilia reticulata) are placed in the family as mollies and mosquitofish. Natural habitat The wild, original guppy is … Continue reading

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Show Guppies

by Steve Rybicki; I have been breeding guppies for more than 30 years. I always obtain the best stock available and then work with it using proven techniques and careful selection. I am every bit as strict with the quality … Continue reading

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Tail and Fin shapes of guppies

Currently there are 12 finnage forms  recognized in Europe by the IKGH. Show quality ornamental fancy tail guppies are judged by the body and fins characteristics like their shape, size, proportions collors and patterns.

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What’s the difference between a strain and a species?

Species are reproductively isolated. Strains can mate.

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