Donnerstag, 27. November 2014

Freitag, 10. Oktober 2014

Variatus Hybrid #2

Hi Xipholovers,

Hybrid between wildstrain  X.variatus "La Laguna" and fancy Variatus Tangerine:

cheers tobi

Donnerstag, 9. Oktober 2014

red Variatus Topsword without

Hi folks,

red Variatus Hybrid very rare nowadays:

Snakeskin Topsword without Snakeskin ( X-Over fish out of hundreds) Basecolor Bronce/Gold/Tiger !

cheers tobi

Sonntag, 5. Oktober 2014

OF Sky Blue

Hi folks,

do you remember this fish? It comes out of a Half Black White strain and was a gift oft Claus Osche to me. He spotted this odd HB White strain, probably with japanese origin, at a fish exchange market.

I crossed this lowersword with a multicolored deltatail female. Alls of his offspring became Old Fashion Multi.

Here is the in my opinion most exciting male of the F1. Interesting traits are: the yellow dorsal fin, the ability to show red und clearly a lot of green color. So this must be a type of  Vienna Emerald Lowersword, but why the hell it shows only such a turquoise pattern. Made by selection or is it a recessive trait?

So now the F1 breeder Male:

The Sky Blue Caudal fin comes from the Multistrain...which throws Mosaic like mottled caudal fins and dark caudalfins with involvements. Look at the maternus affinis.

cheers tobi

Dienstag, 16. September 2014

half n year

nearly half n year ago there was my last post! sorry guys a lot of things changed in this time inna my life! New work, a lot of, and less time for Internet and Fish hobby!

Perhaps this will change some time one more...we will see!

But now I have some nice pics for you out there.

Red Mosaic Import Male from Japan! The "full japan blue" bodycolor is called "Singer". Rumors said that it is a y-linked mutation which was discoverd in an Japan Blue (aka Aquamarine) Strain in Japan. This Japan Blue strain originally comes from Singapur ("Singer" sic!) to japanese breeders.

young (just coloring) F1 Male, crossed the imported Mosaic Deltatail male to one of my Topsword females. Y-linkage (or maybe automomal dominant genetics) is confirmed!

the import female died during this jorney, but it dropped this male and three sistern in the breathing bag.
this male was located by my good friend Claus Osche in a petshop.the amazing trait in this fish is the red dorsal fin, which is combined with something like a topsword! Maybe I can use this fish to add a red dorsal fin to my other strains or  it is possible to create a red(dish) topsword out of this feeder fish. I am happy! Thanks up to the north of Berlin & Claus!

male which goes back to Alan Charlton s source. Max Kahrer(Austria) got it directly from England in the last century and breed the strain and spread it to all his club members. Michael Milde got some fish from Max and won the European Masters with this strain. After that my Buddy Markus Hackl got fish from Michael...and from him Igot some pregnant females! Top Colors, Top Pattern, Top Shape = Top Sword! Thank you Markus!

old fashion Mosaic Ivory Lutino

Same fish without Lutino   ;o)

 cheers & hope you like it


Sonntag, 20. April 2014

Easter Fish

Hi folks,

colorful but the shape needs a lot of work!

Iridescens Topsword

F1 of Vienna Emerald Lowersword  Y with the X of my Iridescens Topsword Strain

same as above, same mating produced fine Vienna Lowerswords

better shape, as the Topsword in the beginning of the posting, but with less color

Mittwoch, 5. März 2014

More than MBAG


Moscow Blue Deltas  have got two major traits.

the blue Moscow Metal  Head and an additional Trait, which makes in addition with this Moscow Metal Head a whole blue fish. For itself  this trait colors the peduncle  and often also the caudalfin blueish dark.
Cause it is the traits , which makes in addition with the metalhead the Moscow Blue, wie call it M(moscow)B(lue)A(dditional)G(ene) (or in german MoskauBlauErgänzungsGen= MBEG).
In Modern Moscow Blues both traits can be on Y or/and on X....this depend on the strain.
Traditional it was Moscow Metalhead = Y and MBAG = X.

these DS I have showing clearly the Moscow Head and the dark peduncle+swords and also some grey/white markings at the fins...maybe from another fincolor-trait( maybe additional an DS trait).

here you can see one male in teasing action with the typical moscow blue shining in head-region.

cheers tobi

Dienstag, 4. März 2014

Moscow Blue Doublesword


here you can see Moscow Blue Doubleswords (and some other mixed fish). They need a lot of breeding work, but their potential is amazing!

cya  tobi

Samstag, 1. März 2014

Flamenco Dancer


Flamenco Dancers are legendary but not very common in the german Guppyscene. Many other Magenta Phänotypes are called "Flamenco Dancer" too, but they arent.

FDs are a combination of Moscow(Y), Snakeskin(X) and Magenta (and sometimes Störzbach Metall).

Last week I found one FD. It looks like the first FDs, which comes from Tomoko Young (Honolulu US State Hawaii) to Germany around 2004.
Tim Uwe Jandeck bred them first. Ramona and Claus Osche got some stock from Tim Uwe and detected the genetically combination by testcrossing.

T.U. Jandecks Homepage Web-Archiv

My FD in normal mood - looking like an usual Magenta Metalhead (Y liked Moscow and Snakeskin)

 when teasing his female it got a dark velvet coloration, you see at the pic below. So the coloration changes by light (the angle of entry) and(!) the mood of the fish. So this is a very vivid colortype of guppy.

thanxs for reading :)


Lazuli Halftuxedo Saddleback


this specimen I got from Robert Gall. It is a Lazuli  Saddleback Halftuxedo with heterozygote basecolor Asia Blue.

Asia Blue did not "cheat" the Yellow Pigment of the Halftuxedo pattern.

nice to know ;)

cheers tobi

Freitag, 31. Januar 2014

Breeding by visual control

Hi folks,

I got a copy of Larry Konigs Book: "Portrait of the Guppy" where he described a breeding method called:
"Breeding by visual control".  I love this old book...wish to have an original one.

Montag, 27. Januar 2014

Formosa Book

Hi folks,

there is a new book in print: Flyer Neoheterandia formosa Book

cheers tobi