Freitag, 26. Dezember 2008



here are two Hybrids with Black Bar Endler:

This fish carrys the MBAG ( Moscow Blue Additional Gen). MBAG creates the blue rump of the Moscow Blues. Sometimes it gets very dark, nearly black, so it ist often mixed up with Ni² (aka Tuxedo, Halfblack or HB). But everyone can differate both Genes. Tuxedo is not according to mood of the fish. If MBAGs are afraid they turns pale, the MBAG getting smoky.
Tuxedo is linked with a caudal pigmentation, such as Red, White, Pastell, Yellow.
Only HB Blacks and HB Blues are similar to MBAG.
But HB Blacks are not blueish and never pale when frightend. HB Blues have got the dark rump before they are adult. Already one day old HB fish shows the black of Tuxedo (Ni²) , MBAG appears only with the sexual maturity of the males.
MBAG females getting only smoky but never black at their body in old age.

A nearly roundtailed this Snakeskin Lace Black Bar Endler...nice!

cheers tobi

feeder fish


sometimes I am searching feeder fish for my "Channa pulchra" in some local petshops.

Some of these fish are quite nice to show some genetics to other guppy-maniacs and some has got the possibility to start a new breeding strain for our pretty hobby.

Here are the "Feeders of the Week":

Some nice AOC Topswords with mellow tints...

"Channa pulchra"

cheers tobi

Redchest Magenta

Hi folks,

I have crossed a Redchest with some Magenta Endler females.
Now I am presenting two brothers of their offspring:

One "Redchest" and one "Redchest Magenta":

cheers tobi

Sonntag, 21. Dezember 2008

rare fish


a few weeks ago I were in southern Germany for visiting a good friend, Rolf Landvogt.
He (and his family) carry on a trade with ornamental fish, especially guppys.

I was allowed to collect some fish out of his tanks - I chose this two:

I guess its a golden (aka blond) Japan Blue Doublesword with Platinum. Here in Germany ,Platinum & Japan Blue are usually y-linked. So we couldn*t combine both.

The other fish is this nice Platinum Lutino Lyretail. Please notice the ruby iridescent eye colour and compare with the golden Japan Blue DS above
cheers tobi

Dienstag, 25. November 2008

Guppy-Room from Manne

Recently, I was the first time in Mannes Guppy-Room. His favorite is the golden Full Red Delta Guppy. He breeds them in several lines to get high quality showfish. Here is one of his promising youngsters:

One of his outcross throws some basecolored white fry. Here you can compare a golden (aka blond) and a white babyguppy.

Enjoy Mannes red deltas:

But he has got also a foible for Moscow Blues. At my visit there where a lot of young and very young Moscows in his tanks. Here are some pics from the oldest litter:

In one of his upper tanks I found these three golden HB Red Deltas:


Father & Son :

Here a photo of Manne and me in front of his tanks:

cheers tobi

Thanks for your click!


After a very stressful newborn-time, I will regular write here again.

Now I am a daddy, my Lucas wants his milk every three hours.

I think that is even a got frequency for feeding my guppys, too.

My girlfriend calls me crazy ... ain't I ?

cheers tobi

PS: The picture shows the tiny hand of little Lucas.

Donnerstag, 25. September 2008

the long way to metal lace topswords


topswords are my passion. And ... yes there are secret strains...anywhere!

Just have a look:

...waiting for the next generation...


Redchested Tuxedos!


these guys I got back from Horst! He crossed one Redchest male with his Pingu Bottomsword female:

Nice to see the effect of redchest & yellow tuxedo. There are no red color in the caudal fin...just yellow&white. Perhaps this will be another way to get a third color into HB Yellow/ HB Whites to pimp this varietys up.


Samstag, 20. September 2008

green ark


I have got three planted tanks with 12 liter content. These tanks act as genetical ark for some rare guppy varietys.

In this first swims a shoal light blues. the background you can see a young light blue male.

The second tank contents my strain "wine red eyed" Endlers (Lutino Endlers). Some of them carries the magenta gen

Lutino Endler= Wine Red Eyed Endler

Lutino Endler with Magenta Gen

This tanks are low tech tanks. Only an aeration and a good fluorescent tube are attached. Once a week I change half of the water and everything is alright.

In the third one, I keep another uncommon guppystrain.

This strain was started by a red male with blond (aka golden) bodycolor bought in a petshop and a HS red (aka HB red) female from Claus Osche. The female has got the double recessive body colour White. It includes the both recessive bodycolours: blond (aka golden) and the old blue (blue1 = rr) . This blue1 ist not very common in germany just as well the white variety. Last week I got a litter of this white female:

Here the happy parents ;)

All these variatys I will breed in a shoal, like wild guppys.

cheerio tobi

Montag, 15. September 2008



here are three of my redchest breeders. The next generation with some more golden ones will be born, when females are a little bit bigger.

The Leopards got a great caudal spread, I like them very much!

Here you can see the cage of these dangerous Leopards.

Yes, and this is their trainer: it is me -> tobi

cheers tobi

Sonntag, 14. September 2008

golden red bellys

Hi folks,

just enjoy:

cheers tobi

redchest mosaics


I tried to combine the Redcest-Gene with red Mosaics:

The youngsters have not a good delta-tail shape, but nice red chests. I am looking forward to the finshape of their blue mosaic (r²R²) brothers.
stay tuned

Redchest heterozygote Asian Blue


here you can see a Hybrid between a Blue Mosaic (r²R²) Female and a Redchest male.

cheers tobi

Sonntag, 27. Juli 2008

Leopards & more


I will start a family with my girlfriend. We will move in together and happily we will get a son in november. So nowadays it is stressful cause of the move. I am hoping that the new water condition will not threat my fish!

Here is a big Mosaic Female (looking funny):

I got it from Fred Rosenau, it is out of an old strain from Matthias Pfahler. I crossed this simple Mosaic female with some Vienna-Emerald Bottomswords to produce Oldfashion Mosaics like Japanese Guppybreeder. Pics will commings soon!

This is the new generation of my redchest topswords. You can see clearly the influence of (some?) surpressor gene(s?) in this strain. I got some wildtyped Doubleswords and some (because surpressed!) Topsswords.

Here is one of my Leopard (Yellow Grass) Breedermale. Offspring was born yesterday---! Yeah!

Finally I decided to conserve the basecolor "light blue" from H. Grossmann. Only one female survived the procession from Saxonia to Berlin. But it is still full of the joys of life and certainly pregnant. This two will become the ancestors of my light blue strain in future. A yellow snakeskin shorttail ( outcrossed from Hans Classen*s strain) and the light blue snake female from H. Grossmann.

so on I will move

bye tobi