Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Victoria, Australia
I think if you are going to use a quality pure splendens to create hybrids, you should also be producing pure splendens as well. Splendens are at risk because of the threat of hybridism in the wild. Therefore, I think it's important that those people who get a pair of these fish should be doing the species a favour and try and preserve the pure strains through breeding.
If you are producing hybrids and selling them, you should state very clearly that the fish is not pure and what the particular crossing was. That way you avoid people purchasing a fish that they think is a wild splendens, and going out and breeding that fish.