Since 2015 we know this very attractive Guppy, which is a cross of the species Poecilia reticulata and P. wingei and which is attributed to the Japanese breeder Kenichiro Tamura. From the common Guppy, this fish has inherited the more robust shape, especially of the females, and the less intense courtship behaviour, while the petiteness of the males and the caudal fin pattern comes from the Endler heritage.
What exactly was crossed with whom here is not known to us; there have been Endler-Guppys with black saddle spots for quite some time, e.g. the “Yellow Half Tuxedo” (https://www.aquariumglaser.de/en/fish-archives/brandnew_guppy_endler_yellow_half_tuxedo_en/), the very clear division of the body in respect of coloration shows only the “Rio Morichal” (https://www.aquariumglaser.de/en/fish-archives/wild_guppy_rio_morichal_en/) among the common guppys.
Anyway: Santa Maria Bleeding Heart is a beautiful, lively and cute fish and according to our breeders it is even purebred. We offer the animals with suitable females.
For our customers: the fish have code 419109 on our stocklist. Please note that we only supply wholesalers.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer