Originally Posted by nowzem
Calling other people" stupid" is pretty darn rude. I'm pretty sure there are nicer ways to say you don't think a particular fish should be bred.
Woh, sorry I wasn't calling you stupid! First off, you never said you had plans to breed him. I was giving my honest opinion that it is not a good plan to breed extreme feather/rosetails because the fry will be horribly mutated and deformed and would have to be culled (aka killed). It is in the fish's best interest not to reproduce. Though he would have more difficulty swimming than other less deformed fish, he would make a good pet since he is indeed gorgeous.
I personally do not understand why he costs $150 when I'm sure Aquastar17 knows how the fry will turn out. It also shows that Aquastar does not care that he has to cull hundreds of fish just to have one really nice one, but business is business :/ As a future Vet and lover of all animals big and small, I do indeed think it is stupid to purposefully reproduce things that harm animals.
I am sorry to have offended you.