Gallery


Latest topics
» Need help theirs something wrong angelfish are acting really strange
Wed 13 Sep 2017, 10:37 by Pterophyllum

» Hi all. =)
Sun 03 Sep 2017, 15:52 by Pterophyllum

» Disaster has struck!!!
Thu 24 Aug 2017, 11:32 by Pterophyllum

» Is there anybody out there?
Wed 16 Aug 2017, 18:55 by Pterophyllum

» Hello everyone - just joined the forum.
Wed 16 Aug 2017, 18:53 by Pterophyllum

» Scottish Members.
Wed 16 Aug 2017, 14:36 by wildreddeer

» Keeping angelfish fry in the parents tank
Tue 15 Aug 2017, 09:30 by Pterophyllum

» Just Testing
Wed 02 Aug 2017, 21:19 by bridgegirl99

» post deleted
Wed 02 Aug 2017, 08:12 by bridgegirl99

post deleted

Mon 24 Jul 2017, 16:09 by fredothedictator

post deleted

Comments: 2

Sunset Koi Angelfish

Sun 16 Oct 2016, 19:30 by MatthewHalliday

Shalom Everyone I want to buy some Sunset Koi Angelfish I bought one …

Comments: 3

WANTED Bugarian Greens/Albino Dantum

Sun 19 Jun 2016, 02:04 by Toondog

As the title suggest I'm trying to track down some Bulgarian Seal …

Comments: 0

Counter
free counters

Branching out

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Branching out

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.




_________________
Blessed are the cheesemakers!
avatar
Pterophyllum

Posts : 1548
Join date : 2012-02-08
Location : Gloucestershire

Back to top Go down

Re: Branching out

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?
avatar
endlessendlers
Moderator

Posts : 537
Join date : 2012-02-09
Age : 49
Location : Cardiff, Wales

Back to top Go down

Re: Branching out

Post  endlessendlers on Thu 08 Mar 2012, 23:35

Doh. Sorry, of course you are. Lol. I just noticed the title.
avatar
endlessendlers
Moderator

Posts : 537
Join date : 2012-02-09
Age : 49
Location : Cardiff, Wales

Back to top Go down

Re: Branching out

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.

_________________
Blessed are the cheesemakers!
avatar
Pterophyllum

Posts : 1548
Join date : 2012-02-08
Location : Gloucestershire

Back to top Go down

Re: Branching out

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.
avatar
endlessendlers
Moderator

Posts : 537
Join date : 2012-02-09
Age : 49
Location : Cardiff, Wales

Back to top Go down

Re: Branching out

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

_________________


avatar
Ghipsi
Admin

Posts : 561
Join date : 2012-02-06
Age : 45
Location : North Wales UK

Back to top Go down

Re: Branching out

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.

_________________
Blessed are the cheesemakers!
avatar
Pterophyllum

Posts : 1548
Join date : 2012-02-08
Location : Gloucestershire

Back to top Go down

Re: Branching out

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!

_________________
Blessed are the cheesemakers!
avatar
Pterophyllum

Posts : 1548
Join date : 2012-02-08
Location : Gloucestershire

Back to top Go down

Re: Branching out

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
Lisa

_________________


avatar
Ghipsi
Admin

Posts : 561
Join date : 2012-02-06
Age : 45
Location : North Wales UK

Back to top Go down

Re: Branching out

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.
avatar
endlessendlers
Moderator

Posts : 537
Join date : 2012-02-09
Age : 49
Location : Cardiff, Wales

Back to top Go down

Re: Branching out

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.

_________________
Blessed are the cheesemakers!
avatar
Pterophyllum

Posts : 1548
Join date : 2012-02-08
Location : Gloucestershire

Back to top Go down

Re: Branching out

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
Lisa

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

Grummie2

Posts : 162
Join date : 2012-02-11
Location : Chesterfield

Back to top Go down

Re: Branching out

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

_________________


avatar
Ghipsi
Admin

Posts : 561
Join date : 2012-02-06
Age : 45
Location : North Wales UK

Back to top Go down

Re: Branching out

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!

_________________
Blessed are the cheesemakers!
avatar
Pterophyllum

Posts : 1548
Join date : 2012-02-08
Location : Gloucestershire

Back to top Go down

Re: Branching out

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum