A New Albino Gene?

A recent Facebook post on an angelfish groug brought up the Albino gene in Dantum angelfish.  It reminded me of an article I put in our former newsletter about the albino gene. It's the kind of observation that is important to me and thought I'd share it on the blog....

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Orange Crayfish

As a kid, who didn't like romping through a stream looking for crayfish? They were a bit scary with those pinchers, yet they weren't quick enough to actually pinch you very often.  I must have caught several thousand when young.  When I got older, I found out they...

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Flake Food Offering Upgrade

Fish food is one of those products that needs regular monitoring, research,careful thought and experimentation in regards to improving it.  We personally test new formulations on a continual basis. In fact, there is hardly a time when we aren't evaluating at least one...

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Longfin Confusion

http://youtu.be/MCGbzPnXogE?list=UUovKXj5dE_xmiU0BTgZZI3A For years I have watched people offer standard fin bristlenose for sale to people, stating that these fish carried a gene for longfin. I felt very bad for the people wasting their money and worse wasting the...

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Our Platinum Blushing Pair

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CrMcZUAjN4 This pair is the result of a 3-year project to create a wildcross Platinum Blushing pair.   They are F2 Peruvian wild-cross.  Our experience has been that the gene for Blue, when homozygous, causes some negative...

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Angelfish That Are Group Spawning

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86sTtsu275Y&feature=youtu.be It is not uncommon for angelfish to spawn in a group. It usually happens when there isn't enough space in the tank for the number of fish it holds, so that a pair can successfully defend a territory.  ...

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Creating Longfin Super Red Bristlenose

In 2009 we acquired an ornamental Ancistrus labeled as Super Red Bristlenose. Throughout 2009 and 2010 we raised many standard fin Super Reds in substantial numbers. We also continued to keep Brown, Albino, and Blue-Eye, in Longfin and Standard (wild-type). I remember...

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Swordtail Project Evolution

I've enjoyed working with more types of fish than just angelfish since I was a small child. I've always had fancy livebearers of some type, usually guppies, but often other ornamental types.  There was a period about 25 years ago that I had some amazing swordtails....

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