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We want to promote the keeping of wild strains of Xiphophorus (platies and swordtails) and build a network of breeders to support the conservation of these amazing fish.

Meeting in Slovenia !!!

10th European Convention of the Goodeid Working Group, 2.-3.6.2023, held together with the Xiphophorus Working Group

Talks on Saturday:
● Yoğurtçuoğlu, Baran: Freshwater fishes and habitats in peril: Insights from Western Asia
● Marčić, Zoran: Management and conservation action plans for the strictly protected Leuciscid species Telestes polylepis and karsticus
● Radax, Erwin: The Xiphophorus species of the Coatzacoalcos river drainage
● Kölzer, Rafael: Experiences of keeping Goodeids in Portugal – from a Rookie’s point of view
● De Graaf, Arjan: Successful breeding of liveberarers in a low-tech environment
● Friedrich, Torsten & Vrbančič, Jože: The Allotoca – Mesa Central project: development and challenges
● Domínguez Domínguez, Omar: Reintroduction of Zoogeneticus tequila and Skiffia francesae

All details are available on this link.

What’s new?

Another new section of our website: ARTICLES in the top menu!

And our first interview with Xiphophorus breeder: Dávid Urbányi. Enjoy photos from his aquariums and Mexican biotopes!

The next big meeting of Goodeid Working Group and Xiphophorus Working Group will take place in Leipzig, Germany on 29.9.-1.10.2023 together with the meeting of VDAAK Lebendgebärende Aquarienfische.

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New sections of our website: SPECIES and BIOTOPES – see the top menu!

There is only one species profile and one biotope report so far. Join our working group and help us collect information and photos. Thank you!

Important article about the 1st European Xipho census written by Kees de Jong – read it here!

The joint meeting of Goodeid Working Group and Xiphophorus Working Group took place in Vienna on 27.-29.5.2022. Information about progress we’ve made and upcoming activities has been sent to all who subscribed to our mailing list.

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