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Guppy strains in NZ

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I have compiled a list of guppy strains in New Zealand. Please feel free to add your strain that is not icluded in the list.

So far they are:

Named Strains:

Green Diamond

Blue Mossaic

Full Gold

Flamingo

Dragon Head (tuxedo snakeskins)

Galaxy

German Sunset

Micariff

Spanish Dancer

Albino Snow (Platinum)

Snakeskins:

Green (gray body)

Blue (gray body)

Yellow (gray body)

Red Lace (gray body)

Metalhead (gray body)

Blue Grass (gray body)

Solid (black tail, red tail)

Yellow Blonde

Yellow-Red Blonde

Albino Snakeskin

Bader Snakeskin

Moscows:

Blue Panda

Black Panda

Pink Panda

Thai (Midnight) Black

Onyx Black

Blue (black body)

Green (black body)

Full Red (from Flamingo Strain)

Metalhead Snakeskin

Tuxedos:

Red Fin

Blue Neon

German Yellow

Black

Wild Types:

Venezuelan (hybrid endler)

Rotorua Wild

Mixed strain breeding

Feeder Guppies

Novelty (can be any strain):

Platinum

Swallowtail

Ribbonfin

Crowntail

Merah Crowntail

Double Sword

Single Sword (top, bottom)

Lyretail

Roundtail

Pintail

Speartail

Hi-Fin (dorsal)

Long-Fin (dorsal)

Albino

Blonde

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Yes you did miss 1.

Out of the neon blue tuxedo have come neon green tuxedo due to the green diamond female used to improve the tail.

Does neon mean full platinum - because the green tuxedo's are.

I'm going to attempt to brake it out of the tuxedo using the albino's I have. Do you think I'm on the right track?

I think the fantail gene may be here too, will find out on the 2 generation.

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I suspect many are not fixed strains.

I personally have examples of:-

Snow platinum albino with and with out the albino gold gene

Snakeskin albino

" bar gene blond

German yellow tux

Platinum Neon blue tux

Platinum Neon green tux

Green diamond

Double swordtail

1/2 black

and the genes to create full platinum, super delta/fantail, swallowtail and others but non are fixed and only virgin albino unfix females are available.

Do you want something to work on?

Do you have the spare tanks to do it :o

The work goes on.

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Does neon mean full platinum - because the green tuxedo's are.
Neon does not mean full platinum, I have put the platinum in the Novelty heading because platinum is not a fixed characteristic and can exist in any strain. So you can have Platinum Blue Neon Tuxedo, a Platinum Yellows. Platinum Albino Snow and so on, platinum can only be expressed when tuxedo (or black) genes co-exist.

I'm going to attempt to brake it out of the tuxedo using the albino's I have. Do you think I'm on the right track?
If the platinum gene is on the X chromosome, you can remove the platinum by using a female without the platinum genes. But if it exist in the Y chromosome, you have no chance of removing it unless you remove the tuxedo instead. Also the tuxedo can exist in both Y and X chromosomes.

BTW your albinos are platinums.

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Thanks for that.

Some of the albino's are platinum, some appear not to carry it.

I am using a clear female devoid of any trace of the platinum gene, so we will see in the f1's what happens.

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I'm very keen to have a go at breeding some fancy guppies...been breeding GBA's for years and need another challenge. I partiuclarly like the tuxedo colours - black especially...but like the others too. Could someone please PM me if you have anything suitable? Auckland based would be great if poss...

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Gee Ceasar, I can see we need to get a good camera, photographic tank and suitable lighting then head to your place for photos of these fish! Would be good to know what they look like so I can figure out what the heck i have floating around in my tanks!

Still on the look out for that purple guppy.....

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Hi,

A new strain has arrived courtesy of Redwoods:

Green German Yellow

few months ago from HFF:

Vienna Emerald Doubleswords

Yellow Dragonheads

Japan Blue Redtail

Japan Blue Snakeskin

Blue Diamond

and...

Full Red - yes we have it now!

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That does not look full red to me :o

I have to agree with A-town, still far from being full red, and even further away from being called a fancy guppy. I wouldn't even call them red more a dark orange, but the goal is to some day get it to full red.

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I have to agree with A-town, still far from being full red, and even further away from being called a fancy guppy. I wouldn't even call them red more a dark orange, but the goal is to some day get it to full red.

:( Lost my breeders to heater failure, have a few fry from breeders and culls from past breedings :cry:

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I have compiled a list of guppy strains in New Zealand. Please feel free to add your strain that is not icluded in the list.

....

Novelty (can be any strain):

Platinum

Swallowtail

Ribbonfin

Crowntail

Merah Crowntail

Double Sword

Single Sword (top, bottom)

Lyretail

Roundtail

Pintail

Speartail

Hi-Fin (dorsal)

Long-Fin (dorsal)

Albino

Blonde

I have put this in another message but does anyone actually know anyone with these (speartail) Anyone have a picture of what these look like?

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i have seen some guppys at a private residence that looked like spear tales. Whether or not they breed true or not I have no idea but they did look interesting.

I'm trying to remember the username as it was somebody on here, his grandfather was breeding them.

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Update:

New import strains that just came in:

Marlboro Red - the red striped with silver body

Full Red Tuxedo - just slight tuxedo on the peduncle but head is full dark red

Silverado Moscows - silvery blue head, colourful body

Micariff - the non-metallic yellow

Sunset - yellow and red tail

Blue Platinum - metallic uniform sky blue no tuxedo

Sky Blue Neon - light blue tuxedo

Can anybody just add more, I did not see them all

Does anybody know what the metallic yellows are called?

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Update:

New import strains that just came in:

Marlboro Red - the red striped with silver body

Full Red Tuxedo - just slight tuxedo on the peduncle but head is full dark red

Silverado Moscows - silvery blue head, colourful body

Micariff - the non-metallic yellow

Sunset - yellow and red tail

Blue Platinum - metallic uniform sky blue no tuxedo

Sky Blue Neon - light blue tuxedo

Can anybody just add more, I did not see them all

Does anybody know what the metallic yellows are called?

Who has imported these? or where can I get some from?

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Does anybody know what the metallic yellows are called?
Found out that this strain is called Gulfstream.

Who has imported these? or where can I get some from?
These were imported by two different companies and are being sold in LFS in Auckland and Wellington, ask your local LFS to get them.

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