Full Red

January 23, 2007 at 8:44 am | Posted in Guppy Strains Library, Solid or Plain Color Strain | 3 Comments

There are many types of Full Red, and they are basically;
– US Full Red
– Moscow Red
– Coral Full Red
– Holland Full Red

and the cross breed of the above.

US Full Red;

Characteristics : All red except the head top is not red. Usually the belly part will slowly colored up. Body chromosome – ff. Somehow the term US Full Red is rather confusing, maybe US Red will be better.

Credit : An Pin of Taiwan
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There is another Full Red (which is a TM of Ed C.) from the breeder Ed Chiasson.

His Full Red again is divided into 2 version : Grey and Blond body version.

Grey body version : The color is deeper but after sometime, there appears black dots near the caudal penducle.

Blond body version : The color is more lighter.

Both version, the red is already fully covered up when young. To maintain a good line of Full Red, it’s best to cross breed both version.

Moscow Red;

Characteristics : The color is more orange red if compared to the US Full Red due to the Blond body. Thus the color of caudal is also affected. But because of the Blond body, the whole body is fully orange red which is like the Moscow Blue (fully blue).

The whole fish is colored up except the head top, while the belly usually colored up later.

Body chromosome – ff. Both the male and female must have the Moscow gene. The body is thick and the caudal angle is wide too.

The female dorsal lacks the red color, while the caudal color is thicker.

Credit : An Pin of Taiwan
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Coral Full Red;

Characteristics : All red except head top and belly not fully colored up. The obvious part is the coral red line right behind the eyes across the body. Y linked.

Credit : An Pin of Taiwan
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Albino Red Head Coral Red Tail;
Characteristics : Same as Coral Full Red except that the head top part is colored up.

Holland Full Red;

Characteristics : It has Red Head gene, Y-linked and the color is lighter than Moscow Red. The dorsal is big and color is more even. Though there may be some exception.

The fish originated from Germany. Initially, the fish is Red Head Flamenco Red with Full Red gene but of wild body (this line will gives blond, albino and wild body).

Then why is this called Holland line? That’s because during that time, there was a fish exchange programme between Germany and Holland, and in the production of this fish it’s in Holland, thus it’s called Holland line.

Albino Holland Full Red;

Credit : YS of Taiwan
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Holland Full Red Wild Body;

Credit : YS of Taiwan
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Platinum El Dorado

January 23, 2007 at 8:27 am | Posted in Guppy Strains Library, Solid or Plain Color Strain | Leave a comment

Not much infos on this strain though it is one of the purest strain. It has a real gold platinum body. The El Dorado belongs to the Stoerzbach metal group too.

The Stoerzbach metal are recessive, autosomal (these genes are located on the body-chromosomes, the autosomes). So male guppy shows (in most cases) all traits of a strain while the female guppy shows only some traits of a certain strain.

What distinguishes the El Dorado is the presence of a Schimmelpfennig platinum gene on the Y-chromosome.

In 1990, Hiroshi Sugino crossed a German Schimmelpfennig Lyretail with an Old Fashion guppy. Some of his F1 produced a delta tail and he crossed this F1 to a Japanese Mosaic strain. This is thought to be how the original Platinum El Dorado was created. The name ‘El Dorado’ given by a Japanese breeder which means “Lost City of Gold”.

Photo Credit : Guppy K, Japanese Show Guppy

Flamenco Red

January 23, 2007 at 8:20 am | Posted in Guppy Strains Library, Solid or Plain Color Strain | Leave a comment

Characteristic : There is a coral red line behind the eyes and the belly is not colored up. The body is thick and the dorsal and caudal angle is wider.

The female :
– Some female dorsal rear part is blood red in color.
– Some female dorsal has no red color but caudal is orange in color. Some female caudal may also exhibit mosaic pattern.

Credit : An Pin of Taiwan
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Albino Red Head Flamenco Red;

Characteristics : This is Y-linked. There is a coral red line behind the eyes and the belly is not colored up. The top part of the head is red and this is more obvious for the albino strain.

Credit : An Pin of Taiwan
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Lazuli

January 23, 2007 at 7:53 am | Posted in Guppy Strains Library, Solid or Plain Color Strain | Leave a comment

The Lazuli guppy was named after the color of the aquamarine blue of the Lapis Lazuli gem.

The original creator of Lazuli is Taketoshi Sue and it first appeared in 1999. The Lazuli has an additional color gene on it’s Y-chromosome thus making the blue head. It’s basically a Japan Blue with this extra gene.

A Lazuli Guppy
Photo Credit : Satoshi Kobayashi, Guppy Designer

The Lazuli Mosaic was subsequently created in year 2000 and thereafter there are various types of Lazuli.

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