The Red guppy comes in many body color types such as gray, gold, and albino. Gold and albino body types are the most popular since the black melanin is minimized or eliminated to create a cleaner red color. The quality of the color depends on the combination of the basic red with a background of blue, lavender, and yellow background colors. The colors on the show bench range from orange to deep maroon. Reds generally have large bodies and slow developing fin growth.