Selectively Breeding Guppies Question

Discussion in 'Breeding Fish' started by WinterSoldier., Feb 19, 2019.

  1. WinterSoldier.Well Known MemberMember

    How does one go about this? I want to cross breed my endler babies, with my male ying-yang guppy and some of my soon to be tiger guppies. How would one go about this??


  2. david1978Fishlore LegendMember

    Basically you pick what traits your after. Take the best specimens and breed them together. Then the best out of those then the best out of those till you get what your after.

  3. coralbanditWell Known MemberMember

    It is long road .
    Crossing more then just 2 could be longer or more tanks .
    Like said pick what you want to see and choose the offspring that are going that way.
    You could start with pair of endlers /gupps and a separate of endler tiger gupps then cross what you get from them together...
    Need tanks ,time and some way to keep track and separate the fry and original breeding pairs IMO.
  4. GuanchyWell Known MemberMember

    @emeraldking i believe he is a guppy breeder so he will be able to help you too.
  5. WinterSoldier.Well Known MemberMember

    Mmmm....Okay.....I am just looking for something interesting to sell for a jacked up price, something that you won't seen in a petstore everyday
  6. david1978Fishlore LegendMember

    You don't see endler guppy hybrids selling for much. I think people are going back to more of the old pure strains.
  7. WinterSoldier.Well Known MemberMember

    I have two endlers, one is a former feeder fish who I nursed back to health, and the other is a lyre tail male. They don't seem interested in each other so my only hope is if the feederfish endler's babies breed with the lyre tail. And since the feeder fish strain is super inbred I have no idea what to do other than that
  8. david1978Fishlore LegendMember

    You will have your work cut out for you trying to get a mutt breeding pure. I think the part of it price wise at least is anybody can dump them together in a tank and they will breed some interesting looking fish. Healthy and pretty but still mutts.
  9. WinterSoldier.Well Known MemberMember

    I am planning to add some stronger blood the the strain in the form of a couple of new non inbred endlers

    And then i am going to do fancy guppies as well
  10. david1978Fishlore LegendMember

    Its definitely fun to do. I think I had 6 20 gallon tanks of guppies going at one point and a hungry oscar for the culls.
  11. emeraldkingWell Known MemberMember

    Most is already being said overhere...
    But only looking at the phenotypical traits doesn't guarantee the outcome. You should know as well if the phenotypical traits are also genotypical before you are able to work with it. For instance, a phenotypical black guppy doesn't have to be genotypically black.

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