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#1 malbone

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 11:32 AM

Is there any original guppies around before all these coloured ones and are they ok in cold water - also if there are whats the chances of getting any?????



#2 Redevilz

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 05:12 PM

Caught some in a pond yesterday...

#3 Michael the fish fanatic

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 09:07 PM

They were probably gambusia

#4 Frontosaman

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 09:38 PM

You can selectively breed the fancy out of them, after a few years


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#5 bigjohnnofish

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 12:32 AM

theres a western minow that looks almost the same as the gambusia that is good for ponds... no idea where to get them though...maybe google can help... or not  :ph34r:



#6 Frontosaman

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 10:32 AM

Guppies will survive cold water, it's all about rapid changes, if u have big enough water volume they will adjust, I have read of experiments done over a 12 month period gradually increasing the salinity of water and by the end the guppies were thriving in a marine aquarium, I would suggest it was more of a brackish set up though. In saying that though there are volcanic lakes in New Zealand where they thrive and I mean Thrive!!
I would get some plain adults, breed them then remove the males, then out of the fry pick the dullest looking males and breed them back with the females. Then remove the original females, then brew those fry with the dullest females from original fry batch, repeat this process for 12-18 months and you will have non-fancy strong genes guppies


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Worst case is that you would have spend 18 months working out a theory I have for me!! Lol so it will still be worth it


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