- Fish Breeding
- - fish and inbreeding
|bailey0789 ||03-02-2011 04:24 PM |
fish and inbreeding
So i been keeping Balloon Mollies and they keep reproducing. Will inbreeding cause any problems down the road.
|Guppie luver ||03-02-2011 05:58 PM |
i dont think so i'm not sure
|eatmysox ||03-02-2011 06:07 PM |
In fish interbreeding can always cause issues, most of the time you will not notice it. A prime example is the lifespan of most domesticated guppys. Part of the reason they have such a short life span is duie to the interbreeding to get the large tails and the vibrant colors. On the other hand it is a good way to keep a strain pure. I have a large colony of over 300 endlers that I have just left alone to reproduce amon themselves. From time to time I scoop a couple hundred out and take them to the pet store and they can sell them as pure endlers.
|froggle1 ||03-03-2011 08:23 AM |
It may cause some deformities, but you can stop this by adding a new fish every few generations.
|BrandonJ ||03-20-2011 05:32 PM |
Fish trading is a great way to keep your lines fresh, find somebody with the same fish as yourself and trade a few after they breed.
|lorax84 ||03-21-2011 02:38 PM |
Trading is a good way to liven up blood lines. Some people also have good success with line breeding fish and culling any deformities.
|redchigh ||03-23-2011 09:39 AM |
once the problems REALLY show up, you'll have more and more born with a curved spine.
The breeders I've met cull fish and try to add new genetics every couple generations.
|Christople ||03-24-2011 11:07 AM |
I would love some endlers but I don't know where to get them and pet smarts are terrible
|Dragonlady ||03-24-2011 06:53 PM |
Hi! I've been researching this subject and I found a great article you might be interested in called Inbreeding is a Good Thing.
Although it about another type of fish, perhaps it is relevant to your question.
Chapter 6 and 7 from Fisheries and Aquaculture Department
might be good reading too.
I hope this helps.:-)
|Christople ||03-25-2011 12:03 AM |
That was very interesting tank you for that post
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