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RED Moscow from Russia

I found this photo of Moscow Red (from Bakanov V.P.) to be very interesting and that is why I want to share with you (in case that you did not have a chance to see it before).       … Continue reading

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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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Gene variations in breeding guppies by J. Håkan Turesson

Genetic variation means the following – there are various variants of gene abnormalities within a population or an individual. Each specific fish has only two copies of each gene, so it can have a maximum of two gene variants. However, … 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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Kirpichnikov Valentin Sergeevich – the outstanding Russian biologist

Kirpichnikov Valentin Sergeevich (1908–1991) — the outstanding Russian biologist, Dr.Sci.Biol., the academician of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, the Hero of the Socialist Work who has brought the big contribution to studying of Pacific salmons. Was born on August, … 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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