Pingu Guppies

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jayne
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Pingu Guppies

Postby jayne » Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:58 pm

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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Postby martin63 » Tue Apr 20, 2010 1:00 pm

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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Postby deanowasps11 » Tue Apr 20, 2010 1:34 pm

A quick google search brought up this:

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Postby HelterSkelter » Mon Apr 26, 2010 7:37 pm

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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Postby blackghost » Mon Apr 26, 2010 8:17 pm

looks like an anti-guppy. Fancy developing a guppy with no colour on half of it. :confused:

(just my opinion) :)

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Postby HelterSkelter » Tue Apr 27, 2010 3:50 am

"blackghost" wrote:looks like an anti-guppy. Fancy developing a guppy with no colour on half of it. :confused:

(just my opinion) :)


Thats nothing, have a look at the following link
guppydesigner.com

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Postby blackghost » Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:40 pm

"HelterSkelter" wrote: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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Postby avangels » Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:46 pm

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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Postby HelterSkelter » Tue Apr 27, 2010 2:57 pm

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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