If you are looking for beautiful, colourful & strong guppies without any desire to breed a specific strain of guppy, then these may be for you! These guppies have mixed heritage which makes them genetically strong and I also feel some of the most colourful and well shaped fish around (I guess I would say that!). Originally many years ago I started with some mutts of my own. I got interested in breeding strains of guppies and enjoyed that, so when I moved guppies from their ‘strain specific’ tanks into their retirement home/tank the obviously continued to breed and I ended up with the ‘Heinz 57’ of guppy fish! I’ve continued to do this, and find this method of colony breeding produces some great patterns and colours, as well as saving on tank space versus line breeding.
This is for a mix of 5 juvenile fish which will be at least 4 weeks old as that is the minimum size I’m comfortable shipping them – but they may be older all the way to sub-adult. The colours may be just starting to come through, but I’ll be unable to give you any specific sex or strain.
These fish make a great addition to most community tanks and are not picky eaters. A good quality flake food will provide a healthy diet supplemented by the occasional frozen or live food. They are tolerant of a wide variety of water parameters. While my tanks have quite soft water I have some guppies I’ve bred now in with customers who have liquid rock and the fish are thriving. I believe the goal is stability rather than chasing specific water chemistry.
Size / age are approximate. Image is not the actual fish for sale.