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Old 07-10-2012, 03:04 PM   #1 
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have you ever bred a fish with no ventrals?

Just curious if anyone has tried breeding a fish with missing ventrals. Did the fry have ventrals?
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Old 07-10-2012, 03:09 PM   #2 
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Just curious if anyone has tried breeding a fish with missing ventrals. Did the fry have ventrals?
Most ventral less fish are caused by a bacteria, not genetics. The offspring should be fine as long as that particular bacteria is no longer present in the spawning tank.

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Old 07-10-2012, 07:45 PM   #3 
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It's usually seen in fry who have been fed....too many microworms I believe? Anyways it doesn't seem to be genetics, so it should be alright.
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Old 07-10-2012, 08:03 PM   #4 
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I bred two fish. Girl had awesome fins with no ventrals, boy had so-so fins with ventrals. Got a good batch of normal fry :)
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I bred two fish. Girl had awesome fins with no ventrals, boy had so-so fins with ventrals. Got a good batch of normal fry :)
Thanks MrVampire. There seems to be a lot of speculation on this issue, so I was hoping to hear some first hand accounts.
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Old 07-10-2012, 11:25 PM   #6 
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It was my fault on the girl. I overfed microworms with that spawn and they ended up without ventrals in 50% of the fish.
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Old 07-11-2012, 12:15 AM   #7 
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It's not the microworms, it is because the microworms sit on the bottom, and that is where the ventral fin eating bacteria sometimes are. Many feed microworms, myself included without problems...
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Old 07-11-2012, 01:17 PM   #8 
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The best male of my current spawn has one missing ventral (they only fry in this spawn to be missing any ventrals BTW). I can't show him, but I plan on using him for future breeding.
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