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Moscow ‘Top Swordtail’ guppy?

Some time ago I found this very interesting photo of ‘Moscow Top Swordtail’ posted by Stan De Jong. Unfortunately, Stan has not sure how he came to this result since he keept several stains together in the tank where this … Continue reading

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Nikola’s results from the IFGA guppy show/exhibition in Utah, July 2019

We are very proud of our son Nikola for winning in Junior Class at the IFGA Guppy Show hosted by the UFGA. This award is very special to us because this is the first show/exhibition held by the UFGA (Utah Fancy … Continue reading

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Nikola’s results from the IFGA guppy show/exhibition in St Louis, June 2019

Nikola did very well, again, in Junior Class. I’m not bad at all in mentoring …  lol  😉 The next show will be in Utah (by Utah Fancy Guppy Association). This time, Nikola will have to choose a new fish … Continue reading

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Nikola’s results from the IFGA guppy show/exhibition in Michigan, May 2019

When Nikola first time chose this fish for IFGA show (Junior Class) held in Chicago, the male was very young but he still won the first place. So, this male also made to the second show held in Michigan, and … Continue reading

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Guppy Experiment :: Color of the body and environment

The difference between sisters who grew up in different environments … This two females are from same batch (captured in the video below this text), but one grew up in a darker environment, while the other grew up in a … Continue reading

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Guppy Associates International Chicago :: April 2019 :: Guppy Show

Ribe su poslate, samo jos da dobijemo rezultate pa da objavimo i ovaj clanak 😉 Rezultati su stigli; st place – Junior Tank   st place – Junior Delta nd place – Junior Delta   st place – Junior Female … Continue reading

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My Guppy Culls – Variegated Snake Skin

These are just some of my culls. The reason why I culling this guppies is ‘heart’ shaped tail or some missing pattern/color on the edge of dorsal fin or both. There is a very rare occurrence of both problems in … Continue reading

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Guppy Photo Shoot – I

My latest work results, young fish … Green Moscow & Red Japanese Mosaic. I backcross this male in to RJM. Purple Hawaiian Moscow & Green Variegated Snakeskin. I’m making two lines; First line is backcross in to GVS, and Second line is … Continue reading

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Nikola Junior – Results from the annual IFGA show

From the first day when Nikola started to walk well (without any support),  he started helping with water changing. Because we doing ‘old school’ (siphoning bottom of the tank) water changing, Nikola started with holding a bucket 😉 He still helps … Continue reading

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Our son will start (exhibiting) showing guppies – Nikola Junior

I sincerely hope that IFGA as well as all the clubs belonging to this association will soon have many more members like FRANK ZILLITTO !!! For a long time, one of the ‘older members’ has been constantly pushing me away … Continue reading

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Comment on article – Selecting females for certain, better color by Kovalevsky V.

This comment and remark are related to the article of Kovalevsky V. “Selecting females for certain, better color“. Methyltestosterone hormones are so effective at causing the sex changes in fish that some fish farms in both the U.S. and abroad … Continue reading

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NOTE for new Russian table of guppies color genetics

[+] [Russian table of guppies color genetics] SYMBOLS of alleles: Dominant alleles: M – the presence of melanin (black pigment) G – the presence of guanine (сonditionaly blue pigment) E – the presence of astaxanthin (red pigment) X – the … Continue reading

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MOSCOW Scarlet guppy

This is the only guppy with the photo evidence which they all Russian breeders call “MOSCOW” Scarlet! As I have already said in one of my previous articles that to this day I have not been able to find documentation … Continue reading

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New comers in my tank Yellow Delta guppies

I originally acquired this Yellow Delta guppies from Frank Schulterbrandt and just want to share some pics of them … They will be used for my new project in the near future … Did someone say ‘Yellow Moscow’? Updated on … Continue reading

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Moscow Guppies – Theory & Practice – Original Russian Snakeskin Guppy (Moscow Snakeskin)

I just want to share a pics of my Moscow Snakeskin juvenile. OK, why I said ‘original’? Because I know that his grandfather was Moscow and granny a Snake Skin, his father was crossed back into a Snake Skin. Almost … Continue reading

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Moscow Guppies – Theory & Practice – In Show Tank

Surprise ??? Today I took a small group of “Blue/Green Moscow” from my grow-out tank and put them in to “Show Tank”, trying to pick a few males for my friend … Before I put them in to “Show Tank” … Continue reading

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Moscow guppies are also known as “Chameleon guppies”

Same fish but exposed to different source of light, different camera angle and only 30 sec. for changing light and shooting! For more information on this subject, click on the link down below; – Guppy Colouration by Mary Jane What is CHAMELEONS … Continue reading

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Moscow Guppies – Theory & Practice – What happened to the color on the head?

This is a Moscow that I developed it using a Blue Hawaiian male and Sword female. What happened with ‘trait’ that we consider the defining characteristic of Moscow: the colored head? The genotype of female is unkown to me but, … Continue reading

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Is it wrong to cull guppies???

If you are serious about breeding show quality guppies M U S T     C U L L  !!!!! One of the most important aspects of guppy breeding is culling, culling and culling …   *Culling does not mean … Continue reading

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Moscow Guppies – Theory & Practice – Moscow Grass

Blue/Green Moscow male + Blue/Green Moscow female = BLUE/GREEN MOSCOW FRY ??? No, I’m not Columbus but I do not have to be to find out that this is terribly boring and I want to change something!!! (LOL) Since 2015 … Continue reading

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