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Founded in 1965, the International Fancy Guppy Association's (commonly known as the IFGA) mission is to promote the enjoyment and the techniques of breeding fancy guppies to the IFGA's show standards. 

This is accomplished by providing information on the breeding and raising of quality guppies to the IFGA show standards through our clubs, shows and the IFGA website while bringing together other hobbyist of like minds.

Education for new and experienced hobbyists of all ages as well as the promotion of good breeding techniques through the use of shows are our top priorities.

We promote the hobby by providing assistance, managerial and technical support to individuals or groups in developing new clubs supporting the IFGA standards.

We conduct an annual meeting to bring together affiliated clubs and members to manage and plan the future of the IFGA organization.

We also host judging seminars and training to members to qualify as a IFGA judge and maintain the qualified judges ability to use the IFGA show standards. 

We strive to offer a host of activities for our members. Membership with the IFGA comes with many benefits to hobbyists of all ages and experience. Members can join local affiliated clubs in their geography or start new clubs.


Affiliated clubs sponsor competitive shows throughout the United States with over 70 different color classes and often have an accompanying auction. We encourage all potential members and members to seek out their local clubs and come to our shows where you can meet some fellow guppy enthusiasts and make some lifelong friends!

Participating in shows is easy and brings a lot of reward! Members have the ability to mail their fish to the shows if the show is too far away or they are unable to make it. 

Members earn yearly points and individual awards at IFGA shows that count towards year end class and breeder championships. We have a Master Breeder award our members can earn as well as various other titles within our organization. Please check out our shows section for all the details. 

Interested in becoming a member? See details about all of our membership benefits and how you can become a member today! 


All guppy enthusiasts are welcome at our shows and we love to see potential members there. Please feel free to come to a show and enter your fish. Non-members may enter fish at our shows, but you must be a member to receive points and annual awards.   Join Us as a New Member.

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It is with deep regret that I must report the passing of Bob Strube after a short illness.  Bob has been a member of GAIC since the early 70's and held a number of officer positions in the club over the years.  He was a firm believer of the mission of GAIC as well as the IFGA and religiously supported all the other IFGA clubs with his entries. He was a loyal and trusted member of GAIC and will be missed.


Tom Allen



IFGA elections for 2023 will be for the positions of President and Treasurer. The IFGA Nominations Committee is pleased to announce that John Allen has agreed to run for Treasurer, other nominations for the position will be accepted from the floor.   Nominations will be also be accepted from the floor for the position of President and for the odd year Member at Large position currently held by Jim Gourlie. 

Bill Carwile, IFGA Nominations Chairman


Club dues of $85 are due by AUGUST 1, 2023

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Upcoming IFGA shows:

• October 13 - 15, 2023

    2024 Annual

    Hosted by Michigan Guppy Breeders      

    Held in Romulus, MI


2023 Show Dates

*For consistency for every show, please click on the show classes buttons below to view show classes


*Please check each scheduled show’s rules for their Covid19 protocols and attendance requirements. Each state and show venue will have its own unique requirements.

The safety of all attending the IFGA shows is our primary concern.


Utah Guppy Associates

April 1st - 2nd

Guppy Associates International Chicago

April 29th - 30th

Gateway Guppy Associates

May 20th - 21st


New England Fancy Guppy Association

June 24th - 25th

Florida West Guppy Club

July 22nd - 23rd

Deep South Fancy Guppy Associates

August 19th - 20th

Michigan Guppy Breeders (2024 ANNUAL Show & Meeting)

October 13th - 15th


IFGA Reminder: All IFGA sanctioned shows must adhere to the mandates put forth by the CDC and the state for the show being held.

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