Dienstag, 29. Dezember 2009

basecolor silver


this is a female Neon Tuxedo with bodybasecolor "silver".
Silver ist a composed of basecolor Bronce(aka Tiger or Gold) and Blue.
In that case Asian Blue(r ² r ²).

cheers tobi

Dienstag, 20. Oktober 2009

First Vid & Punkrock


just have a look:

You can watch the vid at youtube , too!


cheers tobi

Dienstag, 13. Oktober 2009

Galaxy APW Stoerzbach Metallic


it is just a young guy...

hot or not?




Yes I am still breeding some Lutino Galaxys.
They are heterozygot Asian Blue (R²r²) an their X-Gonosome is still Leopard (Yellow Grass).

cheers tobi



just for fun two dancing Topswords in the same position:

There ist a x-linked Topsword female, its from the Japan Blue strain, you can see.


Orangeline Type 2


I got another Type of Orangelines! They were collected at
"Zufluss zum Rio Morichal Largo, Brücke des Highway 10, 75km SSO Maturin - 9,45N;63,10W - Venezuela". They look a little bit different to the other type, which was found at "Venezuela, südlich Ciudad Bolivar ; 50km östlich. v. El Tigre: bei El Salto von Mayerhofer/Svardal, 1996".

Look here:

cheers tobi

Mittwoch, 9. September 2009

European White

... just to compare:

young male
same fish but some weeks older

blond (aka golden) brother

brothers & sisters
These pictures are out of my european blue tank.

I crossed the basecolor "blue1" to a comercial-traded "flamingo-guppy", which I got from a petshop. Now I have the first pair of "european white guppys". The difference to "asian-whites" is, that they are homozygous "blue/white" and they are showing red color in the caudal.

cheers tobi

Freitag, 4. September 2009

APW Galaxy


I got a female with x-linked APW (American Pink White) some month ago. I took it to a galaxy male and now you can see the offspring. These fish are also heterozygous with stoerzbach metall (autosomal full metall like mikarif) yes and perhaps with lightblue (hellblau aka. r³), too.

cheers tobi

gonopodial exercises - step one: Folding

nice pair

Samstag, 1. August 2009

piebald reticulata

Hi folks,

I got this picture from Robert Gall. He experimented with some asian magenta fish and his selfbred shorties. Unexpectedly he got some of such "piebald guppys" out of his crosses.

It seems to be a partly albino, cause there are no melanophores into the white blotch of this fish!
That is really awesome, brand hot, new guppy variety!
cheers tobi

Samstag, 25. Juli 2009

Orangeline ( RML )


I am proudly presenting this amazing wild"guppy"strain:

It is called "Poecilia spec. Orangeline" or "Micropoecilia spec. RML".
These fish are from Rio Morichal Largo (RML) in Venezuela.
Some fish-nuts say they are Micropoecilia, some claim they are just a localform of wildguppy and some other think they are a new species of Poecilia/Micropoecilia.
What ever - they are beautiful! I hope I will breed them well.
cheers tobi

Mittwoch, 20. Mai 2009

Oldfashion Mosaics


here you can see the last of mine Oldfashion Mosaics (bred by a Vienna Bottomsword male & Red Mosaic female). This strain got C. Osche because I have enough to do by breeding all my other strains. I will add some pictures of their sons, soon.





I got this male to take a picture. It s a Vienna Doublesword male without swords.
This fish seems to be one more clue, that there are sword-modification-genes like surpressor genes involved in the Vienna-Sword System ( Bottom,Top & Doublewords). Please notice the sword rudiment in the caudal fin.

keep on reticulata friends!


Sonntag, 10. Mai 2009

Roberts Pics

Hi guys,

a few weeks ago Robert Gall was here in my guppyroom. He took some platy pictures with his new camera here - very nice shoots!

Marygold Hifin Maculatus

Hawaii Hifin Variatus

Albino Red Maculatus

Some of Roberts Guppys you can see here:
and here:

Thanxs Robert!

Freitag, 10. April 2009


a few days ago I was visited by "Manne" (aka Manfred). He takes a few pictures of my guppyroom. He posted these pics at his Guppy-Portal : http://www.guppytreff-berlin.de/.

Here is the direct link, for everybody without the knowledge of the german language:

cheers tobi

Donnerstag, 9. April 2009

Ömers Blog


Ömer Guelmez has got a blog , too (http://guelmez.blogspot.com/) He is the owner of the "guppyfarm" here in Berlin.

One of his Guppys is this nice Magenta Moscow Mosaic:

cheers tobi

Dienstag, 31. März 2009

hard work - soft colors


enjoy this topsword:

2004 I started this strain with a x-linked Topsword female and a male Japan Blue Wildguppy.

cheers tobi

Montag, 30. März 2009



finished my saddleback shorttail strain!

They are always dancing the "wasp-dance" ... cute little yellow-jackets.

cheers tobi

Dienstag, 3. März 2009

light blue goes to galaxy


here one young Snakeskin with basecolor light blue :

Here one mature Snakeskin male, with light blue basecolor, too. This light blue shining gave the name of the basecolor. Attention! This fish is homozygous. The blue reflections have nothing to do with AsianBlue! The blue shining occurs when the light hits the fish from the front.

(A Snakeskin homozygous of AsianBlue does not show any Snakeskin-Pattern! )

I introduced this color to my Galaxys. These young guys need still time to develop their pattern full.

Light Blues are vital, fertile and they are in the same time as big as the Greys.

cheers tobi

Donnerstag, 19. Februar 2009

IGMX Spektrum


here in Germany we have a great new livebearers magazine. It is published by Interessengemeinschaft Guppys-Mollys-Xiphos e.V. (engl: pool of guppy-xipho-molly registered society).

Here you can view the first two issues:


Hans Großmann refers to the base color "light blue" in the 1st issue. I think this article is a must have, cause he is the important contemporary witness of the detection of the third blue type.

cheers tobi

Mittwoch, 18. Februar 2009

paramaribo type "level teardrop"


today I present one morph of an wildstrain from Paramaribo/Suriname.
Cause of the horizontally mark at their peduncle it is called " level teardrop".
At my picture this morph seems to be very unspectacularly colored , but if these males tease a female, they get a very nice pattern at their hole body. I am still working at a picture-transforming -collage.

Yes and here is a better picture of the blue Galaxys:

cheers tobi

Donnerstag, 12. Februar 2009

random shot


just for fun I took ten pictures in my guppyroom before feeding. The best two you can see here:

Albino Topsword Action! (above)

Some Blue Galaxys and two Blue Leopard (Attention : This are no Blue Grass!) waiting for food.
Both types are heterozygous for Asian Blue (=> r²R²) ... remember the "Red to Blue Cheat"!
cheers tobi

Donnerstag, 5. Februar 2009

Light Blues


here are two bad pictures of my light blue tank:

I decided to introduce this rare and interesting body-base-color into my lutino galaxy strain.
cheers tobi

Dienstag, 27. Januar 2009



this nice striped maculatus x variatus male was bought by Claus Osche.
I think he will transfair the "striped pattern" to original X.maculatus by backcrossing this male to maculatus females.

cheers tobi

Donnerstag, 22. Januar 2009

to jammin


this is my wildstrain , which was collected im Jamaica:

These nice fish are always in action and if the males try to tease their females, they get horizontal stripes on the body (photo below).
Their coloration looks in this moment similar to the horizontal striped variety of "Micropoecilia parae", which you can find at the google-picture-search for example. But my fish are real jamaican"Poecilia reticulata"!

so long - Get Up, Stand Up!

Montag, 19. Januar 2009


Hi Guppymaniacs ,

Both males are Redchests. Their mother was a R²r² fancy veiltail female from a local petmarket.

I guess she was a hybrid out of a Blue Diamond strain. The breeding of these R²r² Redchest was a good experiment to see effect of asian blue to this "new " color. I think the blue variety of Redchest isn't prettier than other "asian-blue-cheated" Reds, such as the normally traded Blue Diamonds and also not prettier than the red version - the original Redchest you can see at the first picture.

Here you can see some young ruby eyed fry (Lutino) in comparsion to real red eyed fry (Albino).
Please notice the dark iris and ruby sparkling pupil of the lutino versus the white iris and solid-colored cerise pupil of the real albino:

cheers tobi