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breeding (was: Re: Food Shrimp)
>> I've read on here & other places that a good staple for killies is brine
>> shrimp. How about ghost shrimp
>Too big (for all but really large species).
>They probably eat eggs.
>Except for that, go for it. ;-)
Oh. Okay, that'd be a slight problem. See what I mean about asking dumb
questions to folks who automatically know the answer so wouldn't bother
discussing it on the list?
Well, I'll ask another "duh" question. All along I've wondered about the
practicality of breeding fish from the same spawn. In fact, one other has
posted here the problem of inbreeding of cichlids in Australia. So,
ideally, the way I would go about this is (1) get a batch of eggs of T.
dolichopterus from say, breeder A, (2) get a batch of T. dolis from breeder
B, (3) try to incubate them around the same time, (4) breed males from A
with females from B, then (5) trade these eggs with another T. doli breeder,
preferably that isn't breeder A or B.
Is that how it normally goes?
Also, what do breeders normally look for in potential parents? Color I
assume, but also size? This is assuming you're going for the traditional
looks for the fish; I personally wouldn't breed albinos, but there are those
that breed specifically for them. Can you breed for temperament?
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