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Re: What is this kille
>>>The pair now are old, toothless, hunchbacked, tired old fish, and still eat up their live brine shrimp and blackworms and lay 30 or so eggs every week if I picked them all.<<<
Hmm... I wonder if the age of the parents has any relation to the color variant. As cells age, the DNA ages as well. Is old DNA more prone to mutation that could have caused the coloration change?
Also, several folks have expressed interest in the strain if it continues (who wouldn't? They look great.) But what should they be labeled as? Fp. gardneri Akure? Then what if the coloration breeds true? Do we have two Fp. gardneri Akures, one natural and one "colorful?" Or is the new line designated an aquarium strain became of it's unnatural coloration, even though it was bred from true Fp. gardneri Akure parents? Or do we call it a sport, like A. australe Gold?
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