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post #1 of 5 Old 05-23-2010, 10:42 PM Thread Starter
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Merah Guppies, have you heard of them?

http://www.guppywiki.be/index.php/Merah

Man, as much as I like crowntail bettas, these guppies look like they're going to die to me.
Anyone else?

My boyfriend, observing my guppy tank:
"Someone should write a book about guppies called 'Everyone Poops. And Then Everyone Tries to Eat the Poop Because They Think It's Food.'"
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post #2 of 5 Old 05-23-2010, 11:00 PM
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Wow the blue and yellow merah was pretty cool but yeah, they do throw the effect that their tail's been caught in a filter intake. espescially how chunks are gone right down to the caudal peduncle. A bit disconcerting, really.
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post #3 of 5 Old 05-24-2010, 02:49 AM
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well i wouldnt buy them :).........but yeah they do look like they have just been in a fight with the filter hahahaha

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post #4 of 5 Old 05-24-2010, 04:07 AM
They are neat. I really so no issue since like you said not really any different then a crowntail. I find it very interesting that the gene for the Merah tail is dominate over the gene for a normal tail. Usually traits like this are recessive.

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post #5 of 5 Old 05-24-2010, 04:44 PM Thread Starter
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But at least ct bettas have some webbing on their tails. I think what disturbs me is that there is none on some of the guppies. That tail would be completely useless to the fish!
I don't know, interesting idea but a little scary-looking to me. I do understand why some think it's cool though, not trying to dis anyone's gups :)

I agree the dominance of the gene is weird. I think they need some more selective breeding to make it look less like an accident

My boyfriend, observing my guppy tank:
"Someone should write a book about guppies called 'Everyone Poops. And Then Everyone Tries to Eat the Poop Because They Think It's Food.'"

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