Originally Posted by Curlyfatbottom
will luck must be on your side then.
produce over 10000 in my time.
with many spawn.
producing ace and sq fish.
with big spawn i always have to cull (200+ fry to adult)
yes culling in some people eyes is different from other.
i cull fish with uneven fin
please if your going to breed
don't pass on bad gene.
if the batch have a high deform fish.
cull the whole batch.
cause it just make more problem with future breeding.
I agree with you to cull bent backs, locked jaw, unhealthy fish, ect. But I would never cull a perfectly healthy fry even if it has bad fins and horrible colors that I or someone I know wouldnt want. That is what I would call cruelty, but many live by. This is why I would use the "adopt a cull" program.
I don't see the point of having the fish that are in good health, can live normally, and have safe and happy lives, culled. Not everyone wants to breed, and many of us know it isn't wise to breed culls. (If you have even taken the time to understand and read my thread you will know what are my opinions and preferences.
As I stated before, I believe that fry who are really just undesirable fish, should be given a home even though they have bad fins (for example). Many of us buy culls all the time, if you believe that fish with bad looking fins (ugly), bad color patterns, and/or a "runt" should be culled, I don't suggest you go to a pet store because most of that is what you will see. (Some will be quality fish, but rarely).
Also when you said: "please if your going to breed
don't pass on bad gene." I never said that I wanted to breed any cull (if that is what you were referring to) I will simply let them live as pets. (Not in my home) but many people who are looking for a "pet" will be interested in having one free of charge.