About IGEES

The International Guppy Education and Exhibition Society was launched in 2008 by a group of guppy breeders with the aim of creating a different type of guppy organization. Initially the group attracted breeders that were inspired by the work of one of our founders, Philip Shaddock and interested in the genetics and biology of the guppy. Eventually the group attracted a wide array of guppy enthusiasts from around the world with a diverse set of interests in the hobby.

  • Guppy Genetics.
  • Designing new Guppy Strains.
  • Restoring the “Common Guppy to the Hobby.”
  • Pond / Tub guppies.
  • Breeding wild type guppies.
  • Holding Guppy Exhibitions
  • Breeding Guppies for use in Aquascapes.

Unlike traditional guppy organizations which are focused on competition and breeding guppies to a specific set of standards the primary focus of the IGEES is on community and collaboration.