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Post  Pterophyllum on Thu 08 Mar 2012, 23:07

With "only" 12 tanks here at home I've had to stay very focused on angelfish, so apart from a few corydoras and a couple of bristlenose, angels are all that you'll find in my tanks....

...up 'till now, my 13 year old son has relinquished his tank, and as a consequence I now have a 13th tank! Well, despite the fact that in general I don't like albinos, I really couldn't resist these, especially as Graham (Grummie) tells me that the albino gene is dominant in kribensis.

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Post  endlessendlers on Thu 08 Mar 2012, 23:33

Now that's a nice looking krib. Are you going to have a go at breeding them Rob?
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Post  endlessendlers on Thu 08 Mar 2012, 23:35

Doh. Sorry, of course you are. Lol. I just noticed the title.
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Post  Pterophyllum on Thu 08 Mar 2012, 23:46

Hi Helen,
Yes, I thought since kribs are generally a bit easier to raise than angelfish, albino kribs are probably a bit easier than albino angels, so they would make good subjects to practice raising albinos.

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Post  endlessendlers on Fri 09 Mar 2012, 00:05

Pterophyllum wrote:Hi Helen,
Yes, I thought since kribs are generally a bit easier to raise than angelfish, albino kribs are probably a bit easier than albino angels, so they would make good subjects to practice raising albinos.

Hi Rob. I wish you lots of success with your new project. Keep us posted.
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Post  Ghipsi on Fri 09 Mar 2012, 07:42

Hi Rob, very nice, I played around with breeding some of the Pelvicachromis species including Albino, the albino gene is rather interesting I am sure you already know by now but I will drag up some of the info I reasearched as soon as I get a chance Very Happy

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Post  Pterophyllum on Fri 09 Mar 2012, 13:09

I will drag up some of the info I reasearched as soon as I get a chance
Thanks Lisa, I'd appreciate that.
My current understanding is that albino is dominant in Kribs, or possibly incomplete dominant.

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Post  Pterophyllum on Sat 31 Mar 2012, 21:42

They've got eggs!
hopefully soon I'll have two lots of albino babies, these, and my albino angels!

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Post  Ghipsi on Sat 31 Mar 2012, 21:57

Hi Rob, check out this thread regarding the Albino gene in Kribs: http://www.cichlidae.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1416&start=0
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Post  endlessendlers on Sat 31 Mar 2012, 23:38

Pterophyllum wrote:They've got eggs!
hopefully soon I'll have two lots of albino babies, these, and my albino angels!

Good news Rob. I'm sure we are all looking forward to some of your great pictures.
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Post  Pterophyllum on Sat 31 Mar 2012, 23:39

Thanks Lisa,

Interesting,
I think my female is heterozygous for the gene, and the male homozygous, so with any luck, I should end up with a mix of offspring similar to their parents.

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Post  Grummie2 on Sun 01 Apr 2012, 09:49

Ghipsi wrote:Hi Rob, check out this thread regarding the Albino gene in Kribs: http://www.cichlidae.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1416&start=0
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Nice to see pics of my old albino krib again, he was a very beautiful fish, the dorsal fin ocelli were very impressive too!

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Post  Ghipsi on Sun 01 Apr 2012, 13:21

Nice to see pics of my old albino krib again, he was a very beautiful fish, the dorsal fin ocelli were very impressive too!

Shocked I hadn't even noticed Shocked Shocked

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Post  Pterophyllum on Tue 10 Apr 2012, 23:04

Well, I saw a couple of babies a day or so ago, but parents seem to have given up on that batch, so I'm going to have to wait until they try again!

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