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I hope I get no flames as I am so new to this. I understand preserving
the fish as the naturally are, but why such a fuss about hybrids. Hybred
could get a more eye appealing fish for sale to the masses. The
lyretail(aussies I thing from memory) have been bred for so long in tanks
that there are several colors. I used to raise platies, guppies, mollies and
swordtails. Breeder of the wagtail swords cross the wagtail plattie to the
red velvet sword to make wagtail platies. I made a sunburt sword which was
an odd color for swords so they sold well. I guess what I am wanting to know
is why does the AKA care if I make a sterile hybred as this was listed as
one of their concerns?
I have seen F1 and such given in the describtion of the killie fish. F1
stands for the offspring of a hybred crossing in plant breeding so are these
hybreds that are being offered?
When you select which male and female to use you are selectively breeding
them away from what nature intended. Since these fish are not to be used to
restock the native area why would crossing fish caught in different locals
that are the same strain hurt? From breeding of animals, fish and plants I
have done you will get inbreeding problems sooner or later on a closed
system like breeding siblings together year after year.
This has nothing to do with hybreds but has been picking at my brain ever
since reading the annualism post. In nature the nothos can go years without
water and be completely dried out(or I would thing the moisture level would
be very low for the soil to crack the way it does). My thinking has to do
with preserving certain hatches for long peroids of time. Like if I have 5
strains and I do not want them all going at once. Another idea was to keep
some from the first pair to cross to their grandchildren ect. If you reduce
the moisture enough can you get the eggs to last 3 years like they have to
do in nature during the 20 year drought. How long has anyone kept the eggs
and had good hatches?
Thanks for the replies,
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