Category Archives: Guppies – breeding

Some tips to follow when breeding “show quality” guppies …

COMPATIBLE STRAINS / BY JIM ALDERSON

Just about every PPGA meeting I will bring a trio of fish for a new member. After handing the fish over to the new guppy enthusiast, one of the first things they always ask is “Do you think these will … Continue reading

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BREEDING GUPPIES by Mary Jane

There many, many different ways to involve yourself in the hobby of breeding guppies. Many people start out with an interest in the new fish they have acquired since they are beautiful and seem to reproduce with reckless abandon. As … Continue reading

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BREEDING STRATEGY – RECORD KEEPING / BY MIDGE HILL

Hi there, During my guppy keeping experience, I learn that record keeping is a practice you need to instill in your guppy rearing process. What would you do if you suddenly discover that a batch of fries from a strain … Continue reading

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VARIETY IN GUPPIES WHEN SPACE IS LIMITED / BY MIDGE HILL

Part 1. Most guppy breeders love variety … this is usually why they pick guppies in the first place. But raising a large variety of different types properly takes a great many tanks and a lot of space. It is … Continue reading

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FRY, THE VITAL 1ST MONTH / BY MIDGE HILL

What happens in the first full month of life can make or break a show guppy. Whether you are hoping to raise winning show fish or just super special guppy pets, what you do in the first 30 days will … Continue reading

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IMPROVING EXISTING STRAINS AND CREATING NEW STRAINS BY JIM ALDERSON

BREEDING TECHNIQUES FOR MAINTAINING & IMPROVING EXISTING STRAINS AND CREATING NEW STRAINS; TO IMPROVE ALBINOS: Gold Red Male X Albino Female = 100 % Gray Reds Gray Red Male X Albino Female (original strain) = 50 % Albinos with vigor. … Continue reading

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HOW TO OUTCROSS GUPPY STRAINS

The following article is based on remarks made to the regular meeting of SCGA on June 7, 1973 by Midge Hill. We all know that the best advice one can receive (and follow) on how to breed show guppies is, … Continue reading

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