Re:Life in a dead tank
> Subject: Re:Life in a dead tank
> So if you let them grow up please do not give them to anybody else and do
> not breed with this animals.
Ok, I promise not to breed with this animal, though a batch of
mermaid fry would be kinda neat. ;-) (Sorry I couldn't resist.)
> I am alittle bit afraid of having a standard mix rainbow in the future.
> The native species are so nice please leave them in the way they are.
> Here over in germany we have had some cross breeds that were given *latin*
> names and sold for enormous price. I thing this is something that has to
> be restricted.
Though, seriously, you are the second person that has expressed concern
to me about hybrids. *If* I can raise the rainbow fry to adulthood, I
will not either sell or give them away. They will have been the first
batch of fry that I will have ever raised (and under such adverse
conditions!), and they will be special to me. I wouldn't get rid of them
for any reason. I had never intended to raise fish, and this batch of
fry came as a surprise to me.
When and if I ever decided to start raising Rainbows, I would isolate
them in species tanks. I'm not interested in creating strange hybrids,
though I own one hybrid rainbow that is magnificent.
Hopefully that sets your mind at ease. :)