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RE: NFC: Rosy reds
>Well I am about 2 hours straight north of you Mark
Oh yeah? Where abouts?
>->Did you breed your own Oscar stock?
>No I purchased small 2.5 inch Oscars from the local pet store. Hopefully I
>will get a pair or two out of them.
I have been working with a group of oscars for years. I've finally got to
the point, just this week actually, where I'm getting a decent amount of
viable fry. I was trying to spawn albinos, which I've learned, have a lot
of fertility problems. I crossed a wild type, Rio Demini, male with an
albino tiger female. I now have adult offspring from that cross. These
offspring are the ones that spawned this week. I'm really anxious to see
if I get a straight Mendelian ratio of 1:3. This would be really nice
because there are so many mixed up, ugly looking oscars out there. If I
can get good separation of the albino gene(s), I'll really have something.
This spawn also seems to be having some fertilization problems, but it
looks like I have more developing than fungusing. Hoping for a hatch
I know oscars are anathema on this list, but hey, Ron's working on an
oscars for food project! Maybe he'll want some wild breeder stock from the
And I'm using cichlid fry to feed darters, so show us some mercy!
Columbus Ohio USA <))><
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