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Old 05-25-2011, 06:46 PM   #1 
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Is it typical to breed siblings?

I've noticed on AquaBid that a lot of sellers offer "pairs" for sale. These are usually siblings from the same spawn. To me, a pair is two fish I plan to breed. Am I using the term incorrectly?

I know that fish are "inbred" to produce the same traits, but I didn't think this was the norm. Thoughts/comments welcome!
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Old 05-25-2011, 06:48 PM   #2 
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I've asked myself this same question. I dunno about the fish but the idea of 'mating' with my brother kinda makes me yak.
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Old 05-25-2011, 06:49 PM   #3 
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LOL, but how else will we get more of you two, mwahahahahahaahaahahaha ;) (j/k, that's gross haha)
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Old 05-25-2011, 06:51 PM   #4 
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I threw up a lil. :3
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Old 05-25-2011, 07:05 PM   #5 
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yes if you're line breeding it's pretty typical to breed siblings.
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Old 05-25-2011, 07:20 PM   #6 
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It doesn't cause a lot of adverse effects like decreased disease resistance or something? (Or 3 eyes? J/k :))

I also heard that you can breed the children to the parents. Is that pretty normal in line breeding too?
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Old 05-25-2011, 08:29 PM   #7 
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It's a pretty common practice but I think it's only done for a few generstions.
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Old 05-25-2011, 08:30 PM   #8 
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It tends to lead to neurotic behavior...yeah :c Some srs glass surfing and biting. Idk genetically, though, but its usually done to strengthen the line. Breed an unlce to his sister back to that spawn's daughter blah blah, it gets crazy.
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Old 05-25-2011, 08:33 PM   #9 
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LOL!!!! I have one who is a total spaz...wonder if he's a little back woods... :D
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Old 05-25-2011, 08:43 PM   #10 
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Probably!
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