Selective Guppy Breeding – The Ultimate Guide

Guppies are easy to breed, what’s more difficult is to breed them in a way to pass down selective traits onto the next generation, so that they’ll display the physical traits you’ve selected such as particular colors or tail shape. This is selective guppy breeding, and unlike breeding that occurs spontaneously, selective breeding takes more … Read more

Boredom in the mating market: Guppies demonstrate why it’s good to stand out

If you’re looking for love, it pays to stand out from the crowd. Or at least that’s how it works in some parts of the animal kingdom. Scientists have found that in several species – green swordtail fish, Trinidadian guppies, fruit flies, Poecilia parae fish – ladies overwhelmingly go for the guy that looks different … Read more

Breeding Fancy Guppies

Fancy guppy breeding can be a fun and fascinating hobby. Many breeders start guppy breeding on a small scale and eventually progress to showing their strains at International Fancy Guppy Association sanctioned guppy shows. Some breeders’ stock is so sought after that they ship fish to buyers around the world. Perhaps someday one of those … Read more