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Old 01-21-2013, 07:31 PM   #101 
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Dogs are inbred all the time.. usually the same amount of times as these fish.
I know this... and many "purebred" dogs have some gnarly physical ailments due to the small genepool. But no... It is actually mathematically impossible for dogs to be inbred as much as fish in the amount of time given... Although it has taken hundreds of years for dogs to develop these issues, bettas spawn hundreds, and can spawn every couple of months, and spawn as soon as or sooner than three months old... Dogs have a long gestation period, and are not recommended to breed until AFTER their first heat.
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Old 01-22-2013, 05:24 AM   #102 
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so if i want to go more show fish it would be best to try n get stock from a well know show breeder, some fish have a shorter life span than some other fish n even dogs n we all ready know this , i like wat u have beening saying it has given me some "food for though" n i know it wont be eazy to be a breeder n try to do show couse show breeders only keep a few fish the best of the stock while a breeder for pet shop keep all most all of the stock, ^_^ some one told me earlyer to sell some for pennys(HMDT breeding) ^_^ my brain have been working much faster now so who going to be for show n who goin to be for store stock haha i think i have to much fish i want to do show with but that great for pet store stock, so wat r we goin to do , i'm a true breeder i dont mind the hard work at all hey i'll take short cuts too (from show breeder stock) if i can get it too :D
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I still don't think fish even have genetic problems like dogs do.
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:41 AM   #104 
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? Im assuming you are talking to someone else... If you want show fish quick, ya...show breeders are good for that, but my entire thesis is on how too many people practice this... without doing the hard work for breeding from a larger variety stock to achieve their own unique strain, that the genepool for show bettas will shrink until they are incredibly difficult to breed due to genetic quirks, like over aggression, egg eating, or possibly severe weakness to disease.
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:43 AM   #105 
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I still don't think fish even have genetic problems like dogs do.
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Anything with genes has the capability of having "genetic problems". We all have a double helix..and genetic code that matches up repeatedly for say... Excessive Branching, could ALSO have "Bit the heck out of fins" tagged in.

OH, on a side note, look up epigenetics, that stuff is FASCINATING...although not particularly related to fish...
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Is egg eating a genetic issue?
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I dont know for sure, I am actually researching this... and even then... wouldnt be able to say its FACT without actually decoding the genes... I can only base it on my breeding...which is hard ... since I have to stay throughout spawning, and watch to see if there is egg eating, and save most of the eggs for artificial hatching... blegh.
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All I know is that egg eating was not as prevalent as it was ten years ago...but this could simply be the spread of popularity.
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I heard artificially hatched eggs are more likely to become egg eating?
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Really? I dont see how that is scientifically possible, unless bettas are capable of being mentally traumatized by not having a father... Which I find highly unlikely.
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