Category: pedigree

Fancy guppy, platy, molly and swordtail pedigree types

fancy guppy delta tailed guppy

Fancy guppies, platies, mollies and swordtails All the four popular livebearers available in your local shop are pedigree varieties or cross breeds. You will not find wild type (fish found in the wild or resemble fish from the wild) livebearers for sale. These fancy livebearer fish have been developed over many years of selective breeding. …

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How to buy livebearers

blue lace leopard skin guppy male

Where and how to buy livebearers Here are the main sources of livebearers You can of course go to one of the large pet chain stores where you will be able to buy some off the shelf guppies, platies or mollies and sometimes swordtails. However don’t expect any fancy variety or high pedigree fish. If …

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How to show your fish at fish shows

China fish show

About fish shows You’ve learned to keep your fish from dying. You have managed to breed your fish. Now what? Entering your fish into a local fish show is a great next step in taking your fishkeeping hobby to the next level. With experience you can win trophies, ribbons or prizes such as aquarium equipment …

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A guide to keeping and breeding fancy goldfish

Champion grade veiltail goldfish with the ryukin back

A guide to keeping and breeding fancy goldfish Goldfish are one of the perennial favorites of the aquarium trade. It is difficult to imagine a fish more evidently associated with fish keeping than the goldfish. While everyone is familiar with the traditional appearance of the common goldfish, the various varieties known as fancy goldfish offer …

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Koi varieties explained – a guide to recognising the varieties of koi

some champion koi varieties swimming together

Koi varieties explained: a comprehensive guide to recognising koi varieties Feeding koi here Building a koi pond here Koi remain one of the most lasting and popular varieties of fish for the discriminating aquarist. They are one of the few fish with records of keeping koi going back hundreds of years, though modern koi as …

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Selective breeding and wild caught fish

Wild caught Malawi fish - demasoni showing wild colours

A guide to selective breeding and wild-caught fish Breeding pedigree livebearers Breeding fancy goldfish While you may have already enjoyed some success breeding some species of fish, there is an additional level of skill necessary to ensure that the specimens you breed are of the highest quality. In order to maximise the health of your …

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