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    Advise about guppies?

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    What is the important of keeping the strain pure?
    I just bought a metallic blue female to prevent my moscow blue from overchasing the moscow blue female, but it seems that the metallic blue female gave birth , though i am not sure what strain mated with her

    So, the question is,
    Should i wait for the fry to develop colour before deciding what to do with them ?
    And what is the importance of keeping the strain pure ?

    Thanks!

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    Re: Advise about guppies?

    Importance here is simple. Once you cross the lines, the purity of the lines is lost, because any subsequent fry will be capable of showing the color or pattern of one of the parents, but produce fry that may not look the same, or look totally different.

    The only time you cross guppy lines is when you are trying to create a new fancy strain. If that is not your intention then it is best to keep the lines pure.
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    Re: Advise about guppies?

    Ah okay , 1 last question, can guppy fry be kept with assassin snails ? Thanks!

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    Re: Advise about guppies?

    Yes, they can be kept together. Assassin snails actively scavenge, predate on other slow-moving invertebrates so they pose no threat to guppy fry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JKT View Post
    Ah okay , 1 last question, can guppy fry be kept with assassin snails ? Thanks!
    Sure.. will not have any problem..

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    Re: Advise about guppies?

    Bro , the metallic blue female fries are not pure.Raise them up at another tank and give them away in future .As for your moscow female fries , keep them for your own usage.Keeping guppies strains pure is to maintain consistency in fries so that you will know how to improve on the phenotype of your guppies.As such , for example , you notice that your moscow blue line does not have large triangular caudal , then you will need to get another line with large caudal tail as dominant trait to perform an outcross to improve your current line.

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