I ordered a large quantity of fish from a guy in Florida. Fortunately, he was able to get them out this week despite the hurricane, they arrived today.
Tequila Sunrise Guppies – a strain I’ve always loved, and I decided to order a large group (30 pairs) so I could choose the traits I like best to better the line. These are very big bodied males with good color. Hoping that their offspring retain the large size. I’m already eyeing up my favorite males in the quarantine tank. Once quarantine is over, I plan to set up 2 breeding tanks – the first will house the best (in my opinion) male and 5 to 10 of the best females. The second will house the remainder of the females and the next best 2 or 3 males.
Berlin Black HiFin Lyretail Swordtails – I was a bit disappointed in these. The video of the sample fish showed some very dark black, but what I got were not that dark, and some are even marbled or mottled. In fact, the only viable male is mottled (the other male is a lyretail). Still nice looking fish, though, and should be fun to work with. I actually kind of like the mottled look, maybe I’ll create a new strain with them.
Albino Kribensis – I already have a pair of these in my living room tank. They spawn constantly, but have yet to emerge from their cave with fry. So I thought I’d get a couple more pairs to see if I can get them to spawn in a different tank. These guys will likely join the inhabitants in my 55 gallon once they are out of quarantine.