About the Moscow breed – post by Юрмен in Russian and English

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It is a medium-sized fish, although giants sometimes appeared among them. The shape of the male is elegant, it is relatively narrow, but not effeminate. The prehistory is ruby-colored or blood-red, luminous, tinted with coal-black strokes. Sometimes it has orange-succinic (yellow-orange in color), also luminous strokes.

succinic acid


On the lower edge of the forehead, between the red and black, there is often a narrow pearly strip. The second oval blood-red spot lies anterior to the dorsal fin. On the abdomen, near the base of the gonopodia (gonopodium), there is a luminous green spot. From the eye parallel to the back a third of the length of the body stretches a coal-black brow. Right under the dorsal fin, there is often a round black spot. A spot of the same color in the form of a string bean lies on a green spot, above the gonopodia (gonopodium). The tail of modern forms is charcoal-black, often with a group of silver spots at the base. In the past, it happened that these specks spread all over the tail, and it looked either silver carpet or carpet red. The angle under which the rays of the tail diverge, that of good males is not less than 60 °. The rear edges of the tail can be “edged”, that is, in line with a notch, or a fan. Clippings, notches and other defects are not allowed. Spinal fin either small and rounded, silver with black spots (sometimes black), or in the form of a wide scarf dyed on the side, colored in the male and colorless in the female (veapevo-scarf guppies). The female is graceful in form. All fins are colorless, only a black dot at the base of the tail is permissible. This description can serve as a standard for the breed. He is called upon to help the beginner understand what the Moscow guppies are, but in no case should it interfere with the breeder in search of new spots and new forms. It is curious that along with the Moscow veilevs (veiled guppies) false false ones were created. At first glance, they seem to have everything the same, but it’s worth looking closely – and everything turns out different. It is a powerful fish with a wide tail. There are a lot of them from Muscovites, but the y-chromosome is different. It is striking that the tail is not coal, but ashen-black, and this blackness comes to an anticipation, cutting the red zone. There is no second red spot. There is never a black stroke in the posterior part of the body. There is no black spot in the middle of the body (above the gonopodium).  Sometimes false Muscovites are of very good quality, but in terms of sports they are inferior to real Muscovites. For all the years, false Muscovites only once received a diploma of the first degree, while the real Moscow has 27 such awards. Close to the false Muscovites are the Moscow blue selections of YA Levitsa. This is an excellent breed, which has the widest tails of blue color.

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