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Guppy Gallery - Snakeskin

The pictures shown here are guppies that carry the snakeskin genetic trait that shows a rosette pattern on the body. The snakeskin trait is generally dominant and Y-linked. Some strains are X-linked. Many strains also carry the dominant zebrinous trait (not sex linked) causing vertical bars on the peduncle area. This can mask enough of the snakeskin rosette pattern to make it less than the 60% rosette pattern required to qualify for the snakeskin class.

 
Snakeskin guppy This fish would be entered in the variegated snakeskin IFGA class.
Snakeskin guppy solid
Solid blue tail snakeskin. This would be entered in the solid snakeskin class. Notice the matching dorsal and tail color which is rare.
This fish would be entered in the variegated snakeskin IFGA class.
bicolor  guppy
Yellow bicolor type. Genetic snakeskin and zebrinous male . The zebrinous bars have masked some of the snakeskin rosette pattern. Since there is less than 60% rosette body pattern this fish is entered in the AOC BiColor class.
Snakeskin green guppy
Green bicolor type. Genetic snakeskin and zebrinous male. The zebrinous bars have masked some of the snakeskin rosette pattern. Since there is less than 60% rosette body pattern this fish is entered in the blue green bicolor class.

 

 

 

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