06-07-2012, 02:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Olympia
"Sure you get some weak ones that die off, but you get desired traits faster."
You know what's a product of this? Balloon fish.
There is a line... More and more I question where this line is. Surely 8 generations of inbreeding, I think that's a standard, is not good... We test our dogs, cats, cattle, for genetic issues that are not visible on the outside and breed accordingly... Fish are just bred for looks and we don't see what's going on inside of them. We should be more careful breeding fish, not less careful.
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Weak ones that don't die, are often culled and shipped or sold to those who are paying for quality fishes not hybrid's or inbred fishes.
Some are careful not to introduce these cull's and other's could give a crap.
I ,personally despise these atrocities and those who pass them into the hobby, for it ultimately does more harm to seemingly already weaker strains than I used to see even 10, 20 year's ago.
Cross breeding ,inbreeding,both different, but inter-related as well.
Both produce same undesireble result's without vgery special attention that most won't be bothered with in the interest of creating the next atrocity = $$$,
Last edited by 1077; 06-07-2012 at 02:37 PM..