Guppy breeding experiment

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  1. matmochrie93

    matmochrie93 Tropical fish , bettas

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    Hey everyone ... I've been offline for awhile had to focus on passing matric .

    Anyways the last couple of months I've been working on creating a strain of guppys.

    I started with a blonde cobra male
    And black tail female (not 100 percent sure what the actually strain is called)

    My only offspring from that were two female blondes .

    while they grew out I decide to add another random female guppy with the male and female . Which led to many different variants in the tank

    I have now successful breed the best looking male with the 2 females from the first offspring

    PS I'll post some pics onc I've uploaded them from my camera .



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  3. lennard

    lennard Active Member

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    Do post the pics- looking forward to see your result.
     
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    Vis Gerhard

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    Remember you having a nice cobra male.
     
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    matmochrie93

    matmochrie93 Tropical fish , bettas

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    Male1 (bought)

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    Female 2/3 (offspring female1 & Male1)

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    Female4 (bought)

    Mixed gen breeding from that produced all these

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    The male I have now breed with Female2/3

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    The male is breed and female bought
    (next to breed still little young)

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    I'm open for advice as well like what to cross with what etc. Hope you enjoy

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    Vis Gerhard

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    You might as well join the guppy challenge :)
     
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    @matmochrie93 , some nice guppies you have

    I agree with @Vis, join the competition!
     
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    Love the red tails ... keep posting them pics.


    Later Ferdie
     
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    Depends on what you like. Breeding the above male to this females may give you very nice top half yellow and bottom half orange tails and snakeskin gold/blond bodies. The females probably do carry the snakeskin gene.
     
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    matmochrie93

    matmochrie93 Tropical fish , bettas

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    The male in the picture is originally the father of the two females below it .. So they must carry the gene somewhere in there DNA coding

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    matmochrie93

    matmochrie93 Tropical fish , bettas

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    With regards to encouraging fry growth is there agreement that microworms are better or perhaps is there another solution ... I know about baby brine shrimp but I couldn't be bothered with all that work hatching them hense why I use freeze dried.

    I all so have a recipe for growth food that supposedly works Like a champ for angels;discus .. It probably could be tailored to guppy fry

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    I've found BBS to win hands down every time.and its about as much work as making a cup of coffee. Anyways hikari has something called first bites. Bit pricy but works well

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    I used BBS for a long time, recently switched to Microworms and i can say that growth with Micro is allot faster than with BBS when it comes to guppies.

    Microworm is a lot less hassle and honestly i wont be going back to BBS anytime soon.

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    matmochrie93

    matmochrie93 Tropical fish , bettas

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    So I had some free time on my hands and decided to make my own food... I tried it with my angels and they didn't seem Overally excited but when I tried with the guppys both fry and adults it was a full on war against the food.

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    matmochrie93

    matmochrie93 Tropical fish , bettas

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    So I've noticed insane amount of growth and colouration in the guppys in such a short period of time. The fry have nearly doubled in size and my adults are showing blue colours as well as enhanced colours that were previously hidden

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    the fry you got after putting them together to breed is probably not that males babys, as the female probably still had sperm stored in her from previous males, she can give a few births with the previous males sperm. what i normaly do is let them breed and breed but i discard the first 8 spawns before i get happy. after 8 spawns i know the fry comes from the chosen daddy for sure.
     

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