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Old 11-17-2015, 01:57 AM   #1
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Developing a guppy strain.

What's up people I bought a 55 a week or so ago, and I have a few different type of guppies, one who is unlike any I can find. He has full black fins, and a snakeskin body, no females with matching traits. I want more like him and to improve his traits in future generations.

My plan is to use the 55, and install DIY tank dividers to make 5 11 gal sections. I want to develop some future generations with robust females. I have a few juvenile prehit females that I should be able to work with in the next couple weeks.
5 10 gal sponge filters and heater are in the mail!

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Old 11-17-2015, 01:59 AM   #2
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First off I can't find any pics of snakeskin females online, is it an allele on the Y-chromosome (sex linked)
and I'm beginning to understand females aren't as influential in passing on traits to males. Hm.


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Old 11-20-2015, 08:50 PM   #3
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Do you have a pic of your guppy?


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What's up people I bought a 55 a week or so ago, and I have a few different type of guppies, one who is unlike any I can find. He has full black fins, and a snakeskin body, no females with matching traits. I want more like him and to improve his traits in future generations.

My plan is to use the 55, and install DIY tank dividers to make 5 11 gal sections. I want to develop some future generations with robust females. I have a few juvenile prehit females that I should be able to work with in the next couple weeks.
5 10 gal sponge filters and heater are in the mail!

Swordtail Guppies: BREEDING STRATEGIES & GENETIC MANIPULATION IN GUPPIES

Read this today at work. I also have read "ifga, beginners corner page".

Any and all tips are welcome, as well as questions!



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I paid for the IFGA membership and I don't find the members only articles very helpful. Just an FYI if you didn't pay already. Going to hop on there today and check if there is anything new. Some articles of genetics though and those may help you. I'm not developing anything so I kinda skipped those.

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Old 12-01-2015, 02:11 PM   #5
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I would say get a black moscow female and it would be full black so it wouldnt affect the genes too much, leaving you with black guppies that have snakeskin patterns
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Old 12-07-2015, 02:11 PM   #6
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Developing a guppy strain.

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So I glued some 2" insulation foam to a board underneath the tank, since it is in the basement and it's cold down there. It surrounds 3 sides of the tank. First heater broke during shipping, 2nd is in the mail!
I'm planning on filling the tank tomorrow!


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Isn't that always the luck?! You really need something and it arrives broken. Nice guppy btw.

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Wow, love the colors of that guppy!
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Old 12-18-2015, 12:40 PM   #9
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Ugh. Blacksnake died. He was lookin pretty thin for a while, and I think I overfed him. It's kind of disappointing.

I'm considering my options here. I can either start fresh with a new male and totally new traits.

But to me, that guy was gorgeous. I think I would like to try and breed to get one similar to him.
I think the place to start, would be with a half black female, and a snakeskin male. But since I am starting fresh, I would love to start with some quality breeding stock. Can anyone recommend where I can get some quality stock for half blacks and snakeskins?
Petsolutions.com? I've never ordered from them.


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If you do a little research and read reviews of the sellers to make sure they are quality sellers aquabid might be a try. Have good experience with it


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