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    Guppy Line Breeding Project Log

    Discussion in 'Breeding' started by cockroach, Jan 17, 2017.

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      cockroach Peacock Bass

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      He is nice thanks but this line needs a lot of work.
      We are looking to try breed his colors so the black portion recedes leading to more color in the tail.
      This male, unfortunately, has a weak caudal penduncle so will only be used to add some color to the line and then removed after a few months.
      We will also look to darken the black.
       
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      He’s still beautiful tho
       
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      Some more pics from today.
      I really need to practice with this camera and lens more. I am ok on auto settings but need to learn to tweak the manual ones to get better pics. Then I have to look more into editing to get better results.

      The fish however are thriving. Tanks are filling with babies and for such young and small females they seem to be producing decent numbers. Changing to using aged water has proven to be a great step forward. I am not convinced the 40% every 2 days WC is as effective as we like to think but we are keeping it up. I think the diet is helping as well. We will soon look into starting BBS hatchery and some other cultures. Perhaps microworms and daphnia.

      This is one of the two strains of the Endler type we have. I like these and they are easy to care for. The female is also nice. DSC01585.JPG DSC01587.JPG DSC01589.JPG DSC01590.JPG This is the strain of Ginga rubra we are looking to add blue to. DSC01719.JPG

      These multicolor guppies are the most aggressive and most prone to eating their offspring. It could be due to their larger size compared to the other strains we have. The female sin particular go for gold. The tank has a lot of guppy grass in it.
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      This blue strain will be mixed with one of the Ginga rubra strains to try to add more blue to it at a later date. The two males must be related as they came in at different times and different sizes but look very similar. The female sin this tank are young and only have a few offspring at a time. For now. DSC01522.JPG
      Some of the growouts from before we separated all the colors/strains. DSC01725.JPG
      These are some of the males we have growing out. We put them all in one tank to see how they would develop.
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      More.
      The GR getting blue soon. ish
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      The other strain of Endler type guppy we have. I really like the look of these.
      DSC01518.JPG To compare the two strains of Endler type.
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      The bottom swrod Ginga rubra we have. We will work on sword shape and length as the fry develop and get ready to breed.
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      Delta tail Ginga rubra again.
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      Our double sword Ginga rubra
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      Amazing colors on thos fish:cool-1::headbang2:headbang2:mwave::mwave::mwave::mwave::mwave::mwave:
       
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      These are some pics I just like how they came out. Can't see too much.
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      Very interesting effect there! How did you get it?
       
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      wow excellent thread and what a epic project to do in an educational environment so many topics could be covered :clap you should be very proud of yourself id love to see similar projects across schools here in the U.K
       
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      I had the wrong settings and it came out like that. I very little bit of editing and boom.

      Thank you and I agree. I am able to do so many cross-curricular subjects from science, to social studies, geography and even ethics.
      We are currently learning genetic traits and heredity down to a chromosomal level as the students can see living examples of what we are talking about.

      We even have shop class from it as the students build, replace and modify parts of the rack.
       
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