January 11, 2011
Here is something different:
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(a better photo a bit later, this was taken when they just arrived and the male did not fully color up yet, he is better now:
The exact species is not clear, they are said to be G.pseudoincisus, but my suspicion is G.incisus.... we'll see when they grow a bit more.
I wonder if you guys can figure out my problem with them, perhaps this has been seen with some other albino fish?
The problem is really low fry survival; in the month I had them I have one *possible* survivor out of 100 hatches or so; all other fry dies out, mostly in the interval of 7-10 days. I have never seen such a strange pattern: they eat, grow (almost doubling in size), and die. I've bred twenty or so rainbow species, and have never seen such a dieout pattern... either fry is stable, or the problems occur right after hatching.
The females are very scarce (not being sold for the most part), so I know only of one other person who is trying to breed them, and working with two females he has two promising fries after 3 or 4 months of trying... this bad.
Any info on albino fry issues occurring in any species, per chance?
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