The Filigran Guppys belong to the most popular Guppy forms. They have a body pattern of squiggles and dots, which is also called “Snakeskin” or King Cobra. This body pattern sometimes appears in wild Guppys, but it was not until the 1950s that it received more attention and was genetically characterized by M. Dzwillo in 1959. It is a gene localized on the Y chromosome, which only the male possesses. This makes breeding with filigree pattern relatively easy, since each son inherits this gene from the father. The real breeding art is to get this pattern in beautiful expression on the fish and this is now again anything but easy.
We always have different filigran guppys in the stock, very recently especially beautiful “King Cobra Red”, a blond fish with a rust red dorsal stripe starting behind the eye, a rust red caudal peduncle and orange red caudal fins decorated with thin black stripes and “Leopard”, which are filigran guppies with carpet pattern in the caudal fin.
For our customers: Leopard has 418493, King Cobra Red 418473 on our stock list. Please note that we only supply wholesale.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer