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Old 02-06-2015, 10:20 PM   #1
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Guppy ID

I am going to breed guppies, so I need to know what type he is. 
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Old 02-06-2015, 10:24 PM   #2
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Under the right lighting his tail looks orange with a yellow sunrise shaped thing and iridescent blue at the base. He's really pretty, even if he was the most common type of guppy.
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Old 02-07-2015, 12:31 AM   #3
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It looks male but its hard to see in the pictures

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Old 02-07-2015, 12:35 AM   #4
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Sorry, I probably should have been more specific. I want to know what type of guppy, not gender. But thanks anyway.


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Old 02-07-2015, 09:37 PM   #6
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Hes an orange guppy :p hes just a regular guppy. He isnt fancy

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Old 02-07-2015, 09:39 PM   #7
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These are my males currently. They might be a fancy guppy but im unsure. I just sell them as regular guppies. Fancy would have a huge tail or something special i think

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He's just a common guppy mix. He not a kind, just a mix of kinds.


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Old 02-09-2015, 12:00 PM   #9
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Appears to be a standard male guppy to me
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Old 02-22-2015, 02:30 PM   #10
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Old 02-22-2015, 02:30 PM   #11
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Iv had guppies for a while and find these guys have a bigger tail and points to the tail

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Old 02-24-2015, 10:42 AM   #12
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First of all, all guppies which aren't wildstrains are fancy guppies to start with. Fancy doesn't mean that they have to have large tails or fins. And even wildguppies which are kept in captivity and developed natural mutations and further on linebred are also fancy guppies. I'm judging wild- and fancy guppies in Germany and in the Netherlands. Regular guppies are fancy guppies which can be bought at an lfs. HQ guppies are a different story... But these males in these pics do show tuxedo influence.
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Thank you, that helps a lot. What qualifies them as fancy guppies?
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As long as they have changed in appearance from the wildguppies were they were descended from. Wether that's happened by inbreeding or by natural mutation. Nothing more, nothing less.

HQ show guppies are judged for their other specific features. Wether that's bodyshape, finshape, pattern and the intensity of colouration.
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As long as they have changed in appearance from the wildguppies were they were descended from. Wether that's happened by inbreeding or by natural mutation. Nothing more, nothing less.

HQ show guppies are judged for their other specific features. Wether that's bodyshape, finshape, pattern and the intensity of colouration.

I'm hoping to eventually become experienced enough to breed show guppies.
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I encourage you...
With your enthusiasm it will definitely work some day... So, go for it...!
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Thank you! 😊
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Old 02-25-2015, 12:37 AM   #18
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The cool thing about guppies is, you can do what you like.

You can get into breeding for shows.

Breeding your favorite type and just making them better.

You can mix and match a see what the fry look like.

I usually will have a purebred going.

While having a fun mix and match tank going just for kicks.

You can also do the wild guppy and endler thing. (My favorite)

Its really up to you.

Just remember the pure breds will sell for more then mutts.
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I don't care about making any profit, that's just a happy side-effect. I do it because I think it's fun.
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It has to be fun. There are so many was to enjoy this hobby or addiction.

I started off with one wild guppy tank because it reminded me of the time I spent with my dad catching them when I was a kid.

Now I have 12 tanks and love every minute of it. I have expensive fish and fish that I cant even give there babies away. They are all special to me in their own way.

I just mentioned the cost as a way of saying another aspect of owning fish that breed.
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