2 years ago#1
tub_phem
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Hi, everyone

I am wondering if i will get the fathers trait after my male guppies mated with an out cross or different line bred guppies and have the same patterns, colors, and traits as the dads. I am trying to breed a male green cobra guppy. I'm wondering how long would it take for me to get the green cobra guppy lines, and how can i archive the same colors and trait when mating my guppies with different sets of family guppies. I would also like to know how to make the strains of the green cobra guppies strong without having them changing colors or having different patterns? I would appreciate all the help and information i can get thanks.

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2 years ago#2
johnarthur
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Maintaining certain characteristics in fancy guppies or any other fish usually involves lots of inbreeding and culling. With these practices, some genetic defects are passed on. If you are really into the expensive fancy guppies, that's how it's done

However, you can raise some very colorful, long finned guppies by allowing in another DNA source. I bought a Petsmart female guppy to go along with the all red guppies that were short lived. The result was some very nice, colorful guppies that are also healthy.

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2 years ago#3
tub_phem
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How long would it take for me to Cue the guppies and for the genetics and traits to show on the fry guppies. would you know how many generation it would take to show the traits.

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2 years ago#4
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The first time a female guppy is inseminated, at least the next three batches of fry will have some of the characteristics of the male. During this time, the first batch of fry may mature fast enough to sire more guppies.

People who selective breed guppies try to keep all the likely looking females in one tank with one or two of the most promising males. You may not want to know what happens to the rest of the guppies.

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2 years ago#5
tub_phem
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Thanks for the help i guess that gives me an good idea what to look forward for. it'll probably take a longtime but its a good try.

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