PineSong Posted February 4 Share Posted February 4 Glutton for punishment or mutt guppy addict? You decide. Even though it has only been a few months since I was beyond burned out on sexing guppy fry, I decided to go ahead and mix up some mutt guppies for my summer tub pond. The pond is currently a block of ice but it'll be set back up in April for fish to go out in May, so if fry are born in a month, they will have 60+ days to mature before I start putting the males in the pond. I had been sworn off breeding any of my current females due to a mystery illness that was impacting my females' tank and one of my lines of guppies in particular, last fall. At the same time, the females of that line produced my prettiest boys, so I didn't really want those genes to die out and I was afraid they are getting past breeding age if they aren't already past it. I've had no signs of the illness in 3+ months, so I decided to risk it. In the past when I bred mutt guppies I selected a single pair and let them honeymoon alone, so I always knew who the father was. This time, I am letting it be a free-for-all: I selected two healthy-looking girls from my favorite "whale guppy" line, a couple of chubby random gray ladies one of whom has a long dorsal fin, and one of my ginga sulphureus girls. Then I added one male who is a Moscow/Endler cross, one of my orange split-tail males, and a young male with a short version of the "whale guppy" neon double sword-type tail. I will leave the boys in for several days and then return them to the bachelor tank. Cue sad music. Here's a video of what I'm calling Guppy Love Island. ((Apologies in advance for the background track of my dog's collapsed trachea noises)) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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