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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 have to relay the passing of Dr. Jim Alderson.  Jim was a giant in the guppy hobby and the IFGA and leaves a legacy as a guppy breeder that few individuals can match.  He was a noted author and lecturer (most often he was the top choice for the Speaker's Forum at our Annual shows) and was always willing to share his knowledge with others.  He was a past president of the IFGA as well as an exceptional leader amongst the breeders in California.  Jim was a Senior Judge, chaired the IFGA Judging Board and was chosen by his peers to join the Guppy Hall of Fame.  He was also a past editor of our Bulletin.  


His fish would end up in Best-of-Show because of their size, conformity and color.  Jim won Grand Overall Male 10 times and backed that up with more than 60 color class championships.  His entries were always "tops" because Jim was an astute geneticist, and he often shared the results of his breeding progress by highlighting the outcomes with articles for others to review in our Bulletin.


He was a dear, dear friend to many and will be missed.  


RIP, Jim...


Our sympathy goes out to his wife Sherri and his family on their loss.


Tom Allen


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

West Florida Guppy Club

August 24 & 25, 2024

South Jersey Guppy Group (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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