Red Metal Lace Guppies Make My Day

Red Metal Lace Guppies Make My Day

In this post, I present to you pictures of Red Metal Lace guppies that have always been one of my favorite guppy strains and have always captured my imagination. When I first saw these guppies in real life, I was simply amazed by the sheer beauty of its colourful scales and beautiful well balanced shape. The picture above shows you how large the dorsals are and it is well proportioned to its caudal.Red Metal Lace Guppy

These fishes is Taiwanese in origin. They were imported by an airline pilot of mine and he got it from a Taiwanese breeder. I would have to commend the Taiwanese for breeding these beauties to near perfection. I was told that these fishes could grow to a large size too and sometimes the caudal would be so huge that older males might not be able to carry the tail altogether. That is an exception as most of the red laces have a sizable body to carry that load.

Red Metal Lace Male guppy

The 2nd picture above is one of my favorites. The fish is about to make a turn and it shows vividly the nice chain-linked patterns on the specimen’s body. The metal colour is also quite pronounced and is quite proportionate to the rest of the specimen’s body. The greenish body contrasts well too with the red fins. The metal head provides that touch of mystery to the fish and which remains as one of the characteristics of the fish that attracted me to keeping it.

These fishes breed true. I have acquired a few lines from various breeders at this moment. The lines orignate from various sources and are not closely related. I intend to line breed these fishes before outcrossing between lines to maintain the fish’s vigour and improve further the overall quality. These guppies remains as one of my favorite lines as the brilliance of the red coupled with the detailed patterns of the fish is often times, mesmerizing.

Red Metal lace guppy posing

Sometimes, it makes me wonder, who the original person is who bred these fishes. Kudos to the fella for even dreaming of producing such amazing fishes. I think that the ancestors would definitely be a strain of Metal Guppies and the German Red Lace.

If you have any enquiries about these guppies, drop me an email at guppyblog [@] gmail [dot] com. I will be glad to help you in any way I can.


~ Ardy

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  • Tenisha

    Do you know where I could get a trio or two and are they ok for a beginner.

  • Ishykiel

    Hi Tenisha,

    These fishes are bred for quality in Taiwan. The strain that I have came from Taiwan and brought in by a friend who is an airline pilot.

    You might want to check with breeders in your country for this strain. I think it should be widel available by now.


  • found your site on today and really liked it.. i bookmarked it and will be back to check it out some more later ..

  • Hi,

    Thanks for visiting!


    -Ardy Ishykiel-

  • Javier García Fuertes

    Regards from Peru, I liked very much your guppys do you sell them?, here also I leave you the evolution of my guppys

    Saludos desde Perú, me gustaron mucho tus guppys ¿los vendes?, aquí también te dejo la evolución de mis guppys!!

  • Hi! I was surfing and found your blog post… nice! I love your blog. 🙂 Cheers! Sandra. R.

  • Hi Javier, i do not have any guppies for sale at the moment. Sorry.

    Hi Sandrar, welcome to the site and do pop around sometime. :p

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