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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I just received word of the passing of Ron Fehribach this morning. Ron has been a valued member of GAIC for quite a number of years and was an avid supporter of all the IFGA shows. His Blacks were always on the top of the rack at most IFGA-sanctioned shows, and he totally dominated in the Black Female class for years and years. Ron had difficulty walking during the last couple of years, but he always judged at any show he attended. He took a turn for the worse two days ago and was not able to pull through. We valued Ron as a friend and he will be missed.
Tom Allen & GAIC
To: IFGA Show Chairs:
Below is a list of the 2023 sanctioned shows and the dates when the show rules are due for posting:
Club Date of Show Date Rules due
Utah Fancy Guppy 4/1/23 1/1/23
GAIC 4/29/23 1/29/23
Gateway 5/20/23 2/20/23
NEFGA 6/24/23 3/24/23
West Florida 7/22/23 4/22/23
DSFGA 8/19/23 5/19/23
Michigan 10/13/23 7/13/23
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.
April 1&2 Utah
April 29&30 Chicago
May 20&21 Gateway
June 24&25 New England
July 22&23 West Florida
August 19&20 Deep South
October 13-15 Michigan
(Annual Show & Meeting)
IFGA Reminder: All IFGA sanctioned shows must adhere to the mandates put forth by the CDC and the state for the show being held.