With guppy morphs, theres nothing scientific behind the name. it's all about the coloration. All guppies you commonly see, besides endlers, are the same species. There are tank bred strains/morphs which have these fancy names. I'm sure there is a logical derivation, but I'm no guppy afficianado (quite the opposite in fact
). Anywho, try hopping on a guppy breeder's site, or a specific forum dedicated to them and I'm sure you'll find your answers. CAFE brings in common fish, but also some interesting ones if you know what you're looking at.
Also, with aquarium bred fish, there are "good" strains that show the ideal color, shape, etc of the 'holotype' strain (term im using for the lack of a better one), and there are not so good specimens. Guppy breeding could be thought of as dog breeding where the "breed" will ideally have "x" trait. Of course, if you bought the fish as a filler for a community, or just for enjoyment of the animal's husbandry and not for breeding, none of this really matters.
And yes, I will pass on the suggestions about the auctioneers. Jeremy and Dan are still new and will get better as they go.
We've already opened discussion about it via our group email sessions. Thanks for the feedback, as always.
I too don't like the grab boxes, but until no one buys them, we aren't going to police it. The gravel, however, has become a detested item
EDIT: And THANK YOU for the donations! I was wondering what some of those fish were, they were very nice!
I'm bad at IDing mbuna though.