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Guppy Anatomy

Mouth – points forward. Nostril – smell and taste (closely intertwined) is accomplished in the nasal openings, mouth and head. Eye – almost spherical in shape, selective near/far focus – eye structure suggests fish can see in colour. Lateral line – line of scales … Continue reading

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Iridophore – the cell

The iridophore cell is one type of reflective pigment cell that is found in many different kinds of animals including reptiles, invertebrates, insects and fish. Also called a guanophore, these cells contain reflecting platelets made of crystalized purine deposits, specifically … Continue reading

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There are No Guppy Genes …

There are no guppy-specific genes! There is a guppy specific way of using common genes found in other animals to create its body architecture and of course its colorful patterns.

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Less attractive fish have ‘better sperm’ …

Colourful males have poorer quality sperm than their drabber counterparts. In a study of tropical guppies, scientists have found that the less attractive males have “better sperm”. The research revealed that colourful flamboyant-looking males “invest” in their appearance at the … Continue reading

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NEW Table “Russian Base body colors guppy’s genes”

Has completed preliminary work to create a completely new table “Base body colors genes of guppy”, which has no analogues in the world. The philosophy and the new general of idea of a new classification of the old body colors … Continue reading

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GENETICS OF GUPPY by В.В. Сторожев & С.А. Апрятин

ГЕНЕТИКА ГУППИ / ГЕНЕТИКА ОКРАСА ГУППИ translated from Russian to English (translation of a publication nr.1/2009) GENETICS OF GUPPY   Guppy color genetics by W. Storożew and S. Apriatin We have great pleasure in proposing to your attention dear readers … Continue reading

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Female guppies do go through menopause just like human beings!

For female guppies, there’s more to life than making babies. A new study finds that guppies experience menopause just like humans and other animals. The study is the first demonstration of menopause in fish and raises the question of why … Continue reading

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MOSCOW GUPPIES

What are Moscow guppies??? Updated on 02/01/2018 This time I had to make some corrections and deny few of my statements?! Also, this will be my final word on this topic. All the articles mentioned in this article are now … Continue reading

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