Old 9th March 2010, 18:58   #1
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Has anyone seen any for sale recently either in a LFS or through a breeder?

Preferably not too far from the West mids unless they can be posted.
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Old 20th April 2010, 13:00   #2
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What are pingu guppies? It is not something I am familiar with.Maybe another name or one to describe a particular pattern?
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Old 20th April 2010, 13:34   #3
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A quick google search brought up this:

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Old 26th April 2010, 19:37   #4
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Male pingu's are about but finding females are almost impossible.

These are quite a rare colour type, the base colour is classes as "Pink" you see it best at the rear of this pic above. Females exhibit this colour over their body and gives them quite a strange look.

crossing these with normal shop fish will rarelyresualt in Pink fish with out working with them over several generations.
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looks like an anti-guppy. Fancy developing a guppy with no colour on half of it.

(just my opinion)
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Old 27th April 2010, 03:50   #6
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looks like an anti-guppy. Fancy developing a guppy with no colour on half of it.

(just my opinion)
Thats nothing, have a look at the following link
guppydesigner.com
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Old 27th April 2010, 13:40   #7
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Thats nothing, have a look at the following link
guppydesigner.com
Wow. (that's all...I dont know what else to say).

For what it's worth, the 'Holy Grail' of guppies to me would be to acquire some of the various wild varieties, and keep them breeding true.

Jayne, you should maybe try the British Livebearer Association?

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i did see some pingu guppies earlier in the year but i think they were on ebay from somewhere down south. sorry can't be anymore help than that. you could try contacting someone like fancy guppies uk or the british livebearer association they might know someone.
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I am part of both the british livebearer association and the guppy section.

The only Pink based guppies in the UK are Panda guppies. crossing a pingu and a panda will give Pink based off spring but breeding back to the Pingu's over several generation would be the only way currently until females are shipped into the UK
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