My introduction to world of Show Guppies.


Aged 12 years old. While walking by the local pet store on my way home from school. The proprietor attempting to wire electrical equipment heaters and thermostats.

I noticed he was about to make a wiring error the same day I had a lesson on electricity supply in school.

Explaining to the pet store owner that his method would cause him a problem when he turns on the supply, he then asked me to do the wiring for him. Health and safety laws were not his strongest point to my surprise all the electrical equipment worked perfectly.

He immediately offered a Saturday job and I accepted. It was not long after this that the Aquarist bug took hold and by the time I was 15 years old I was trying to line breed Guppies from the USA. Sent to me in the post in 1970 after contacting a US breeder.

Unfortunately there was very little interest in my local area in the 70's. Although a friend and FBAS judge the late Mr. Leo Collins mentored me for a short while until I experienced some problems Leo was unable to answer and at this point my mind drifted into other areas of fish keeping.

I always had it in the back of my mind that one day I would again attempt to breed show quality Guppies.

Then browsing the Internet I discovered the IKGH Organization, which lead me to Derricks Clayton's brilliant web site. This site is a mind of information .www.fancyguppies.co.uk  




Introduction to Show Guppies