Freitag, 24. April 2015



here are some fish I want to show you:

Topsword which was among some AOC (Multi Colored) Fancy Tail guppys in a big pet market. Maybe a x-over fish  with strong influence of  "Delta"-Tailshape to the topsword. Dull bodycolor and poor finshape & fincolor  you can easily see. Only the good bodysize of this fish is nice. I will not work with this fish in future.

Also found in a petshop, never see such a fish before. Maybe it is Ni² or just MBAG, also I can imagine that there is Lace influence in this genetics. Seems to be a true shorttail guppy. I will not breed with this specimen, too. So there will be no test matings about the genetics n future too.

Very nice Platinum (Y) Red (X) Shorttail from commercial Trade.
 I love the color...also the shape is nice. Enjoy the pic.

Platinum (Y) and Halfblack Red (X) from commercial trade, too. Easy to see codominant tailshape between shorttail and fancy (delta)tail. I bet it will get  a poor sloppy fancy tail in a few month. Very nice is the bright coloration!  
Fancy Mosaic from commercial trade. Oldschool strain well breed since 50ies/60ies last century.

cheers tobi

Donnerstag, 9. April 2015

Xiphophorus variatus "la Laguna"


have a look to my Xiphophorus variatus "la Laguna"

old male

10 months old pair

before young males get a red caudal fin their basecolor gets from juvenile (and female) brown to slaty. so it is easy to distinguish the sex of the young fish before mature.
cheers tobi

Sonntag, 25. Januar 2015

End of January

Hi folks,
some pics out of my rack:

X-linked red Topsword. After all I found a proper  Y-linked dorsalcolor trait!

Y-linked Singer (Singa) with X (or autosomal) Blackbar Japan Blue

HB White breeder male
         HB White breeder male with diluted Ni² maybe affected by an metallic trait, like Störzbach-Metal

hope you like it


Samstag, 10. Januar 2015

Santa Maria, Snake Aquamarine, Santa Snake


today a few shoots from Robert Galls output. He brought  his culled specimens to my flat for some pictures.

X-linked red Lace Snakeskin with Y-linked Lazuli

Y-linked Santa Maria with X-linked Doublesword

Y-linked Santa Maria and X-linked Lace Snakeskin

cheers tobi

PS: Thanks to Alan Bias for our good conversations about guppys!