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Hey there,

My name is Angela. Just purchased a 65L tank for my room to put a little bit of life into the place. Originally I put some axolotls in it (black one and a yellow one), but as you probably all know, they dont move much at all. I'm unsure why they died, I know the black one started to nip at the yellow one so I suspect an infection that carried on into the water quality.

Now I've gone for something a bit easier and alot more fun. Started off with 3 midnight blue guppy males and 2 female guppies (soon learnt the ratio was wrong for male to female). Later that week I found an aquarium that sold guppies that had a leopard print pattern on them. Um, yep fell in love and so I snagged 3 of them.

I have 4 female guppies atm, all pregnant. Currently raising 16 baby guppies in a seperate tank (pending if I find any other little guys in the main tank)

Hope to learn a few things and perhaps get some really awesome looking fish from here

Angela (Brisbane)

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Welcome Angela! I agree, Guppy's rule! I'm a huge fan. I used to get 80c per guppy at my LFS when I had a population explosion. 80c each wasn't bad when I was selling like 100 at a time!

I hope you find the forum fun, friendly and full of useful information!

If you are ever looking for bettas there are plenty of breeders around locally, I'm on the Gold Coast, and you have the benefit of being close to someone's shop. someone is a.k.a someone and she deals with all the importing and quarantining of the fish we purchase from overseas. She has a shop in Annerly which is awesome! She stocks beautiful show and breeding bettas as well as many other top quality fish, including guppy's!

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oh cool, so she has an actualy shop? I have checked out her page and some of the guppies are unbelievable!!!

What sort of guppies do you breed? I think soon I might have to give away my females, if they keep breeding like this I will have a tank full of the same blue fish. Dont think my leopard coloured ones (dont know technical term?) have bred with the females yet (not a chance after my blue ones!)

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I don't have any guppy's any more, haven't had them for around 18 months or so. I really should get some more though. They're wonderful fish. When I did breed them they were just pet shop mongrels. Not any special strain. When you start to get into breeding strains it's harder to sell them (from what I can gather) because only other guppy breeders want them and pet shops won't pay higher prices for the genetically superior lol. Unless it's a pet shop that specialises that is, like someone's shop but I think she sources all her fish from wholesalers (local and overseas)

I think the leopard ones are called snake-skin? I'm not too sure on that though, as I said.. I didn't get into breeding strains but when one keeps guppy's one does tend to google them :) so I remember something vaguely about snake-skin

Make sure to take some photo's for us to see them!

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Hello! My names louise and I'm looking into Guppies again too. They were what first got me into tropical fish (I'm still very new to it) but then got caught up with betta's before I got any!

From the guppy site I used to look at they called them cobra tails but my good fish shop calls them leopard tails but they did understand me so I think there are a few different names dependant on where you are!

Gee midnight blue guppies sound good! *scratches chin*

Welcome to AAQ!

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