Our Platinum Blushing Pair

Our Platinum Blushing Pair

 

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 effects on angelfish.  The fry are weaker, slower growing and not quite as fertile in many cases when they mature.   We developed this project to see if we could combat these problems.  This female always puts down spawns in the 1500 to 2000 range.   We couldn’t ask for much more at this point.  The fry have been vigorous and are growing well, though still not as fast growing as most other strong strains.  On the plus side, fertility was fantastic and hatch-rate was as good as it gets.  Body shape and fins are tremendous, so overall, we are very happy with the results.  Their offspring will likely be for sale sometime before Feb/2015.

Comments are welcome.

 

4 Comments

  1. Hi I was wondering do you guys breed/sell German Blue Blushing Angels? I had a pair 6 years ago but they outgrew my tank now I have a bigger one but can’t seem to find them anywhere?

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    • The old-time German Blue Blushing (now referred to as just “Blushing”) is not very common anymore. They have been replaced by the new Blue Blushing. It’s a real shame in my view that many older varieties become all but extinct, especially since the new Blue has so many potential negatives. Too bad, but popularity rules the day.

      We may have some in the future, but at this time there are none coming up. Checking our website always lets you know what we have. It’s updated every day. If it has a price and an “add to cart” button, it’s available.

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      • Hey Steve, What old-time angelfish strains have you considered to be great ones over your many years on this hobby/business but that are no longer (If ever) popular, so after strains or didn’t get attention you think they deserved?

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        • All strains seem to be popular when they first come out and if improved upon, or very difficult, they seem to remain popular. People seem to not like common. They seek constant change, something new, different. For me, it’s more about body shape, fin carriage, behavior, fecundity and vigor. The strain doesn’t really matter if the fish is superb.

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