What kind of guppy is he?

Discussion in 'Guppy' started by Koniucha, Jun 25, 2016.

  1. KoniuchaValued MemberMember

    He has a silvery/light bluish body and dark blue tail


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  2. AsterWell Known MemberMember

    Either a HB (half-black) or moscow. I'm leaning more towards HB because moscows typically have full body colorage and are pretty rare.

  3. KoniuchaValued MemberMember

    Here is another one, but they sure are uncooperative for pictures


    He is so pretty. His name is Domino

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  4. AsterWell Known MemberMember

    Hard to say for sure but I'm still thinking HB. Unless he has a pattern on his tail?
  5. KoniuchaValued MemberMember

    No pattern. HB looks right top me
  6. Five 97Well Known MemberMember

    Yeah, looks like a HB, but that stripe on it's tail in the first picture throws me off, btw, he looks like a female to me.
  7. Protim SarkarWell Known MemberMember

  8. AsterWell Known MemberMember

    I was thinking the same thing at first, he does look like he has a gravid spot but his finnage is too long for a female IMO. And if you look closely you can see what looks like a gonodium. I'm thinking the "spot" is probably part of his coloration.
  9. Five 97Well Known MemberMember

    Well, not trying to contradict you, but I've seen females with tails as just as long before, and it's also quite rare for males to have a single darker spot on the abdomen, but Yeah, I can kind of make out that gonopodium as well....
    *a close-up picture of it's side would confirm, though.
  10. Lucky GuppyValued MemberMember


    My guess is its probably a "Female Half Black blue" or "Female Blue Moscow"
    (it could possibly be a hermaphrodite but what appears to be the gonopodium is probably somthing in the background)
    Koniucha you'll have to verify if it has gonopodium or get cleaner picture of the guppy.

  11. KoniuchaValued MemberMember

    He has a bottom fin like the second picture. Better be a boy lol. Plus I have three other males and they seem eh about him. I would think if he was a she, it would be madness in that tank
  12. Lucky GuppyValued MemberMember

    Probably a young male then which would explain the slightly longer tail than a female, it was hard to tell as his Gonopodium "penis" isn't clearly visible due to resolution of the picture and his low dorsal fin also how his coloration is similar to a females coverage of mainly the tail and dorsal fin.
    What fine colors does it have that aren't visible from the picture?
  13. KoniuchaValued MemberMember

    He just has a silvery body with a dark blue tail and top fin. And that spot on his body.
  14. Five 97Well Known MemberMember

    Just to clarify, since I can't really see any anal fin in the 2nd picture, is it triangular in shaped and fanned out, or does it look shriveled up and kind of pointy?
    and it isn't a blue moscow, the coloring is different :)
  15. Lucky GuppyValued MemberMember

    Ok :) whether it is male or female is irrelevant now, If you say the color of the body is silver front and part black at the end with a dark blue tail, then it is what you would call a (Half Black blue guppy or.. a Blue Tuxedo guppy)
    Although a "true" Tuxedo or HB has the Black color Half way to three quater the way up the back of the body.

    HB Blue

    This one even uses the two names as one
    HB Blue Tuxedo

    Even if you knew the lineage to be from line Blue Moscow,
    due to its coloration it would have to be a cross to another line possibly a plain silver or silver type guppy.

    So at the end of the day this would be the most appropriate conclusion as to what you would call that specific guppy if it is indeed a male :
    "Silver Blue x HB Blue"or"Silver Blue x Blue Tuxedo" or "Silver Blue x HB Blue Tuxedo"
    NB. a "Blue Moscow x silver or Silver Blue" could give you a possible equivalent of a "HB Blue Tuxedo" and even one with a lower quantity of black like yours.

    On the chance that it is a female it could be a equal chance of these given if you don't have prior knowledge of the lineage.
    1. a female of the males mentioned above "Female-silver blue x HB Blue Tuxedo" etc..
    2. a female HB Blue Tuxedo.
    NB. if it is Female it would not be a pure Blue Moscow because it has silver on it.
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  16. KoniuchaValued MemberMember

    It is more shriveled and pointy. I saw him messing with it yesterday haha
  17. KoniuchaValued MemberMember

    Well, I bought him at Petco, so I know nothing about him except he is a cutie
  18. Lucky GuppyValued MemberMember

    lol I guess call it a cutie breed then :;banamanor a Blue Cutie.:anim_63:
  19. Five 97Well Known MemberMember

    Alright then, male he is. Lol
  20. KoniuchaValued MemberMember

    So he is definitely most like the third picture you have there.

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