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post #11 of 21 Old 02-06-2007, 02:29 PM
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i'm still lost to find the point in making hybrids,there are 3000odd different fish available in the aquarium trade there is no need for all the mutants.

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post #12 of 21 Old 02-06-2007, 10:38 PM
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You sure your midas is a male? Do you have other pics of it? It looks like a female from the picture you posted.

Good luck with your project. I breed true midas for a few years until the market droped for them in my area. The only think id say is if you do get fry dont sell them or put them in circulation. Its not good for the hobby as a whole, Its a really good chance that your midas is a hybrid already because of years of projects like these for profit.
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post #13 of 21 Old 02-06-2007, 10:42 PM
the parrot fish is already mutated, dont do it again, try your best to not let them breed and if they do, dont give anyone the fry and especially dont introduce the hybrid to your local water ways, hybrids dont belong anywhere.
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post #14 of 21 Old 02-07-2007, 12:07 AM
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the parrot fish is already mutated, dont do it again, try your best to not let them breed and if they do, dont give anyone the fry and especially dont introduce the hybrid to your local water ways, hybrids dont belong anywhere.
Thanks for your statement. That´s exactly what I´ve thought.
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post #15 of 21 Old 02-07-2007, 02:25 PM
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i think hybrids are awsome
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post #16 of 21 Old 02-07-2007, 04:43 PM
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i think hybrids are awsome
hybrids look nice, but they are suffering, parrot fish cant even close there mouth, imagine chewing with your throat, ouch, sure you can breed them if you like but no matter what dont sell or get rid of the hybrids.
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post #17 of 21 Old 02-07-2007, 04:53 PM
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i think hybrids are awsome
hybrids look nice, but they are suffering, parrot fish cant even close there mouth, imagine chewing with your throat, ouch, sure you can breed them if you like but no matter what dont sell or get rid of the hybrids.
i just say i think there awsome. some fish cant see some ,some fish are deformed,and some are hybrids. we cant just turn our heads and say get rid of em'.
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post #18 of 21 Old 02-08-2007, 09:10 PM
Hybridizing of fish has gone on for centuries. The Japanese with the gold fish, Germans with the discus and the guppy(and other live bearers), the Giannis right here in the US with angels. However, these aquarists did so with a goal in mind, they also genetically engineered fish so that the fish that they ended up with bred true. If this is your goal, creating a hybrid species that breeds true, have at it. It will take a lot of work and perserverence. If you wish to breed two different species just to "see what I come up with", I would disdain from doing so. The parrot fish, I have been told is a sterile hybrid. Let us know if you have any luck.
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post #19 of 21 Old 03-13-2008, 05:59 AM
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Excellent!
In order to get eggs out of my BRP, I do a huge water change and peas and giant mealworms for food--she lays every time.
real peas? how big are the meal worms?

Also, is this the only wat to bread BP
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post #20 of 21 Old 03-13-2008, 06:58 PM
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I'm a little confused why people are against this, if he's going to keep them for his own use and not circulate them. Parrot fish are part midas, aren't they? I would think the offspring would end up looking like a less distinctive PF, which would have less issues. I may be totally off base here, so please correct me if I'm wrong, but I would think the fish would be closer to a pure midas, and have less genetic issues.

BTW, I'm pretty set against parrots, they seem like a pretty cruel invention to me, and I like fish that could actually survive in the wild, and aren't just ornamental. Hybrids are fine for personal experimentation, but I'd much rather breed for intelligence or hardiness, not looks.
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