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Re: Hybrid sunnies

Could it be that this fish is just getting more food than others, Kudzu?
A dominantmale often grows faster than any othe r fish in the tank.  It
helps him stay dominant. :)	Also, he may just have better genetics for
his species, or anynumber of other things.

J. L. Wiegert
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On Fri, 2 Oct 1998, Kudzu wrote:

> Date: Fri, 2 Oct 1998 22:23:35 -0500
> From: Kudzu <Kudzu at airnet_net>
> Reply-To: nfc at actwin_com
> To: nanfa at aquaria_net
> Cc: NFC <nfc at actwin_com>
> Subject: Hybrid sunnies
> I have caught quite a few sunnies and tried to ID them and move the ones
> (long ears) I wanted to a tank, now that they are getting bigger I notice
> that my largest one turns out to be a cross with a long ear and ?? Does
> anyone else notice this a lot? I am beginning that think that hybrids are
> not that rare. At first I thought it was rather rare and now I am beginning
> to wonder!
> The other think I notice is that this fish seems to grow faster than the
> others. Maybe it is because he is cross breed with a larger fish than a Long
> ear? This is the second one that I have had grow really fast and turn out to
> be a hybrid. Most all these fish started out as nickel sized fish and this
> one is now 3-4 time the size of his tank mates. Very aggressive at supper!
> :-)
> The others seem to be growing normally. Well except one and I bet he turns
> out to b hybrid too!
> Just looking for thoughts here.
> Jeff <*\\><