Well, I also do love other disciplines than just livebearers. And I do have other fish than livebearers as well to be honest. But livebearers (wild and fancy strains) have always been my main focus ever since the seventies.I’m not really a fan of livebearers in general but you do have some beautiful fish & if I ever saw any like that over here I could be tempted
Most people are familiar with the prolific guppy strains. But to be honest, there are also a serious number of guppy strains which won't breed that massive.I love guppies but it literally takes no time to be overstocked. Even the danios can’t get them all.
I do agree, they sound spectacular!
Well, I also do love other disciplines than just livebearers. And I do have other fish than livebearers as well to be honest. But livebearers (wild and fancy strains) have always been my main focus ever since the seventies.
And it does remain a personal preference of what kind of fish someone likes. That makes all kinds of fish so interesting...
Most people are familiar with the prolific guppy strains. But to be honest, there are also a serious number of guppy strains which won't breed that massive.
Nice and funny names you given them...
I'm giving all my fish a variety of food through the week. It's important to me that fish in general will be healthy. I'm a board member of the national dutch society of livebearers where I'm one of the editors. We try to conserve wild livebearer strains and fancy strains which are considered being rare as well so that they'll be available to serious keepers and breeders. Not for commercial trade btw. But we also study them.
A certain number of us also breed their own created strains (I'm one of them). It's always a kind of acknowledgement to a breeder when the new strain is almost till a 100% breeding true.
I don't have a specific favorite guppy strain. But I do have a specific favorite livebearer strain which is the micropoecilia picta. Also known as swamp guppy. But it's not a guppy at all. There are some other namens as well for this species.
There are so many fancy varieties with fin varieties which do resemble bettas. Like ribbon and swallow versions for instance. Last one mentioned does resemble a betta crowntail if you consider the fin shape.
Well yes, those swamp guppies are still available. Those red specimens are linebred ones for the wild versions do have other coloration. The most closest to this linebred red morph is the orange morph. But again, they do come in other varieties as well than just red. There are even pretty plane ones as well with a peacock marking and/or a slight vertical striping on both flanks.
If you'd like to see fancy guppies from the higher segment, try to pay a visit to a serious guppy show. You'd love it!
You'll find out that there's a whole new world of finnage, body and color variety unlike the commercial guppies.