Types Of Rare Guppies

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Next to all guppies are common. When a new variety is made (like koi, Japan blue, penguin, see thrus, etc.) They are automatically "rare" but once they're released to the public they pretty much become common. It depends on your locations, too.

If you make a new, true breeding line, that is desirable and no one else has anything like it, it becomes rare.
 

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GuppyLife said:
Next to all guppies are common. When a new variety is made (like koi, Japan blue, penguin, see thrus, etc.) They are automatically "rare" but once they're released to the public they pretty much become common. It depends on your locations, too.

If you make a new, true breeding line, that is desirable and no one else has anything like it, it becomes rare.
Speaking of see-thrus, how much do they go for now? Still $200-400 / pair? or has their price been lowered
 

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Meghanfloof said:
Speaking of see-thrus, how much do they go for now? Still $200-400 / pair? or has their price been lowered
I can't even imagine me paying 400 for a pair of guppies! lol
 

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Guanchy said:
I can't even imagine me paying 400 for a pair of guppies! lol
me neither haha, but it'd sure be nice to breed a strain that was that desirable and rare that it could go for that amount someday
 

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Wow! $ 200 - $ 400 For a pair of guppies!!! That's nuts!
I know that even higher prices are been bid at auctions that I attend. But paying such money for guppies takes away the fun...
But see-thrus overhere will cost between € 10,00 - € 20,00 (max) a pair. Or it has to be a very special see-thru guppy.
 

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Platylover said:
emeraldking may know some less common ones.
There are enough rare fancy and wild breeds. It also depends if they're at your likings or not and the availability in your area. Or you could pay a ridiculous high price to get them from a different continent.
What could be common overhere, could be rare overthere...

And for sure, to create a complete new strain may do the job as well in order to have something rare... But creating a complete new strain which will breed true will take a bit longer than most people may think. At least, that's my experience...

And naming a new strain is also something that can become a burden if the name has already been claimed. Take the rainbow endler for instance. How many hobby breeders have named a certain hybrid strain "rainbow endler"? While in fact there's a wild cumana strain endler already named "rainbow endler". Same thing with a lot of guppies...
 

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Meghanfloof said:
Speaking of see-thrus, how much do they go for now? Still $200-400 / pair? or has their price been lowered
Again, it depends on availability, but since most people know about them, they're way less expensive, it's a dying strain, at least in my opinion because I haven't seen many people keep them, I'm the only one with glass bellies in my country as far as I know, let alone the albino, blua, glass belly guppies we call see thrus.
 

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The "Blanco guppy" is still a rare fancy strain...
Blonde bodied and males will develop a white coloration on their bodies. And they're not so big...
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But yes, they also do cost a bit more...
 

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