05-21-2010, 11:41 AM
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Thanks, The picture of the male did not come out to great.I checked this morning no babies yet. Since she is from a National champion show breeder of Guppies I suppose thats what breeders look for. Very large females that have nice coloring in the body,tail, dorsal fin and good form and shape. The bigger the female the more babies. I belong to a Tropical Fish Society that meets once a month and picked up the pair at a auction. I was told by the auctionier that these show guppies went for $50 a pair at a show recently in L.A by the breeder that had these. I payed $12 a pair not bad. They also had a trio 2 females/ 1 male, 3 males only, and then this pair I got. Those clubs are the way to go if you want to get some good qty. fish or plants. Alot of breeders show up and they sale off the ones that don't fit their breeding stock but look just as pretty to me.
I recently got a book on Amazon.com by Animal Planet called Aquarium Care of Fancy Guppies by Stan Shubel. He is a top breeder of Fancy Guppies. I bought it used so it's in good shape. This is a very good book worth getting nice pictures and loads in information everything. I raised Guppies as a teenager when I was younger and thought I knew everything about guppies. This book covers everything from how to get the best guppies for breeding and beyond.
I took pictures below of some of the pretty female guppies in the book to post. They are so pretty they look like males At first glance, nearly anyone would think this is a very nice male guppy. But look at that anal fin- it's a female! I guess if you want to breed nice guppies you should get some females like these from Aquabid a auction like I did. She was already pregnate that's an added bonus.
Last edited by eileen; 05-21-2010 at 11:59 AM..