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