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    I've paired him with a different female and at...

    I've paired him with a different female and at least they're not fighting, but no eggs yet.
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    The problem is I have far too many potential...

    The problem is I have far too many potential breeders, and far too few tanks to put them in.
    He has put on a bit of weight though, so I will try again soon.
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    Sadly not yet. I tried him with a couple of...

    Sadly not yet. I tried him with a couple of different females and both just beat him up. I'll try him again when I have a suitable younger/smaller partner for him.
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    This is definitely a male, his breeding tube was...

    This is definitely a male, his breeding tube was down the other day.
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    All that glitters...

    When it comes to selecting fish as potential breeders I find it really helps to look for negatives, "That ones got a misshapen fin", "I don't like the body shape of this one", and so on. I find...
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    in post #44 I said... sometimes these...

    in post #44 I said...



    sometimes these things work out quicker than others. i paired the female with a veiltail paraiba koi ...
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    Development of Albino Fry

    Quick question to anyone with experience of raising albino fry.

    In general I like to let my fish parent raise, but albinos seem to struggle with this presumably because their eye sight isn't as...
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    Just a couple more if both parents are D/Gm,...

    Just a couple more

    if both parents are D/Gm, Given the black tail band this can't be Gm/Gm and most have at least one Dark gene, but it doesn't look quite like any of Raiko's photos of blushing...
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    This one is probably my favourite ...

    This one is probably my favourite
    https://www.slickpic.com/pic/url/15639852/MjIxMTIxZjdmYzdjOGQ,20181130MTU2Mzk4NTJmY2Nm/photo/1400...
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    Now on to batch #3 I have also selected 14 fish...

    Now on to batch #3
    I have also selected 14 fish from this batch to grow on as potential breeders, most of these are blushing. As I have limited tank space it helps to keep track of which fish are...
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    Back to the Bulgarian Greens. I kept back about...

    Back to the Bulgarian Greens.
    I kept back about 15 from Batch #2 as potential breeders, most I selected were classic "BSP's" as both parents were homozygous for pb, all are pb/pb.
    I also kept a...
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    This is probably worthy of another thread, but...

    This is probably worthy of another thread, but personally I suspect that pearlscale may have an influence, it also seems to be associated with fish that have lemon shaped rather than round bodies,...
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    The more I work with this gene the more puzzled I...

    The more I work with this gene the more puzzled I become... :confused:

    Batch #3 are disappointingly slow growing, I've recently moved about 15 mostly paraibas to a seperate tank to try and grow...
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    One further thing to mention... In post #17 I...

    One further thing to mention...

    In post #17 I highlighted that from a mixed batch which included 64 Bulgarian Greens, I only got 1 rather than the 30+ bg/bg veiltails that I was expecting, and...
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    That looks like an impressive site, I shall...

    That looks like an impressive site, I shall investigate further....
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    It occurs to me that one reason that forums are...

    It occurs to me that one reason that forums are becoming less active is that Photobucket have started preventing users from sharing photos hosted there on other sites, so it might just be worth...
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    As promised, a further update. I think I've...

    As promised, a further update. I think I've finally decided what's going on with batch #3. I was very puzzled by what I was seeing and that made me re-pair the male with a different female (batch...
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    Update on batch #3 I've always said that in...

    Update on batch #3
    I've always said that in trying to identify what's going on with a new gene, that it's not always necessary to cross to a wildtype silver, so long as you can clearly identify the...
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    Use it or lose it!

    Looking at the member list it's clear that some people are still visiting the forum, but since, as far as I can see, there have been no new posts in the last 2 months, doing so seems like a pretty...
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    Update on Batch #2 from post #24 Both parents...

    Update on Batch #2 from post #24

    Both parents from this batch are clearly homozygous for pb, mother was D/+ and father is D/g

    That means there should be D/D, D/g, D/+ and g/+ individuals in...
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    Update on batch #3...

    Update on batch #3
    https://i.imgur.com/bZGua69.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/RanPL8Y.jpg

    Well as you can see, both parents are still doing a fine job.
    If you look very closely at some of the fry, you...
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    A new batch went free swimming yesterday. For...

    A new batch went free swimming yesterday. For convenience I shall refer to this batch as batch #3 in future posts.

    The parents are both offspring from the batch I first posted about in post #6,...
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    Well 4 months on from when they went free...

    Well 4 months on from when they went free swimming, first an update on these babies.
    Firstly there are no blushing youngsters so we know the male didn't have a stripeless gene, otherwise from the...
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    excellent, looking forward to seeing the results.

    excellent, looking forward to seeing the results.
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    Another week and the tank was starting to look...

    Another week and the tank was starting to look rather crowded, so although the parents were still doing a good job, I thought it best to remove them today, but not before I took these photos......
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