Mike Khalid in the Guppy Wiki

“According to Mike Khalid, who originally came from the country where the Micariff was developed, and who knew the designers of the strain, the name “Micariff” is a combination of the names of the two individuals who developed it: Michael Cole and Denis Ariff. Although you often see the name spelled Mikarif, it’s correct spelling is Micariff. The Micariff is sometimes known as the “Yellow Tang” guppy, a name given them by Frank Orteca in 1995. In the U.S. it may be known as a “German Sunset” or simply Sunset.”

Wiki Yellow Guppy image by Phillip Shaddock

 - Mike Khalid in the Micariff entry in the Guppy Wiki (German)

Mike & the Micariff

Mike Khalid was the first to introduce the yellow guppy, known as the Micariff, to the international scene at the 1994 IFGA show. He has since won numerous awards and is excited to be able to share all he has learned about guppy breeding.

Please note that this site was created and is maintained by Mike’s daughter, who never paid much attention to the nuances of guppy breeding. She’s doing it from the other side of the world as well, since she lives in Sri Lanka, where Mike was born. So thanks for your understanding as the details of communication are worked out!