Blue-Eye Bristlenose have been difficult to breed in the past. They were very inbred, weak and slow growing. Therefore, we made it a project to out-cross them to improve vigor. We first crossed them into some nice Reds. The resulting brown offspring were then crossed back to Blue Eye, resulting in 50% of the next generation to be very nice, vigorous Blue Eyes. These are what we are working with now - a definite step up from most of the stock you will find out there. It took a few years to get the Blue Eye back, but it was well worth it.