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Wild Guppies, Guppy. Breeding Pairs of Wild Caught Columbian Guppies, Imported April 2019, APC Next Day Delivery.
Colombian Wild Caught Guppies (Poecilia reticulata)
Although similar looking, not to be confused with Endlers (Poecillia wingei)
These tough little fish are great. These are how guppies are in the wild. They don't resemble their tank bred and inbred relatives much at all. They are smaller and unlike their tank bred relatives they are very hardy little fish, as guppies should be!
Over the years commercially bred guppies have been line bred and inbred for decades to produce uniform strains which breed true. Unfortunately this makes them genetically weak and prone to disease. Guppies should be and used to be one of the toughest fish out there but these days it's a struggle to keep commercially bred ones alive. On top of that, to counteract the weakness of the inbred guppies commercial breeders breed and raise them in a "pea soup" of medications, antibiotics and brackish water meaning even further reduced immunity. When these guppies come into the local fish shop or your fish tank into fresh water and come into contact with the normal safe levels of parasites and bacteria which are in every fish tank they tend to go down hill very quickly and break out in disease.
These tough wild caught guppies are genetically diverse and very hardy. I use wild fish to breed into my domestic stock to increase immunity, hardyness and to produce stunning F1 crosses which display stunning body colouration and real vibrance
I arranged to have these wild caught guppies imported as I struggled to find good quality wild type guppies in the uk. Populations I did find were often bred from just one pair of fish so were "genetically bottlenecked" and so every fish looked much the same as the other.
As I had to buy a large quantity at one time I am offering my surplus for sale. As you can see they are incredibly colourful with splashes of iridescent green, pink, purple, orange and blue. There are upper and lower sword tails in there too. I don't believe you will find two identical males, this is a good sign of a genetically diverse colony.
They are fast moving and add colour and life to any aquarium, the males perform a great little courtship dances to the females, another trait uncommon in domestic stock. These are great for the professional breeder to add new genes into existing lines or for the hobbyist to just enjoy strong prolific colourful fish.
The Photos are my own and are of fish taken from the group for sale, these were not especially chosen, just the first group of males I could net. The females are a plain brown colour without markings.
These fish have been quarantined and treated for external and internal parasites such as worms.
The fish will be sent Via The APC next day delivery service (licenced livestock courier) in a well packed polystyrene box with 24hr heat pack when required for delivery before 12 the next day. I have sent many fish this way over the years and never have a problem. If in the unlikely event of any of the fish not making the journey send me a photo of the deceased in the unopened bag within 1 hour of delivery and I will refund on a pro rata rate excluding delivery costs. This only applies to deliveries which arrive on the correct day and signed for on the first delivery attempt.
The fish will be fasted for 24hrs prior to dispatch to avoid ammonia build up in the bag and sent in breathable bags. This enables the fish to live for many days in the bag in the unlikely case of and delay.
Please note fish will only be sent Monday to Wednesday. Please just let me know which day is best for you when you purchase.
4 breeding pairs (4 males & 4 Females) is the minimum order £13 plus £20 P&P, total £33
I'm an fish enthusiast and hobby breeder, not a business. So you can expect good quality healthy fish.
Thanks for looking!
Advertiser: Phillip Sanderson
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