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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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News and Publications

Upcoming Events

• 07.02.2024 Announcement: 

The offices of Vice President and Secretary for the IFGA are due for election at the 2024 Annual meeting on October 26th and Tom Allen has agreed to run for Vice President and Bob Crouse has agreed to run for Secretary.  Additional nominations for Vice President and for Secretary will also be accepted from the floor.    Additionally, the Member at Large position currently held by E.T. Mellor is up for election and nominations for this position will be accepted from the floor.   

Bill Carwile, Nominations Chairman  

• Hi IFGA,


I'm pleased to relay to all of you that I've secured trademark protection with the US Patent and Trademark Office for the IFGA logo.  We now have trademark protection for our logo as well as our organization's name (The International Fancy Guppy Association) and also have copyright protection on our Judging Standards Manual.  In past years, there have been a few instances when outsiders have tried to take credit for our name, etc. and displayed it as their own.  With this level of domestic protection, anyone who copies our protected items will now be liable for litigation.


Support the IFGA by attending our shows and exhibiting your entries.  We need everyone to chip in and help build up our entry counts!


Tom Allen

• West Florida has cancelled their 2024 show. It has been removed from the Show Schedule.

• 2025 Annual to be held in Detroit hosted by the IFGA. Checked back for updates


2024 Show Dates

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



Michigan Guppy Breeders (2024 ANNUAL Show & Meeting)

October 13, 14 & 15, 2023

Gateway Guppy Associates

April 6 & 7, 2024

Guppy Associates International Chicago

April 27 & 28, 2024

Michigan Guppy Breeders

May 18 & 19, 2024

New England Fancy Guppy Association

June 8 & 9, 2024

Utah Guppy Associates

June 29 & 30, 2024

Deep South Fancy Guppy Associates

July 27 & 28, 2024

IFGA Annual in Detroit

2025 ANNUAL Show & Meeting

October 25, 26 & 27, 2024


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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