I found a TRUE albino among my fry today. Red eyes, no pigment. Most of this is kinda me just talking, so the point of this is posted in BLUE
if you don't want to read it all.
I'm excited because of the rarity(and the chance to see if albino as a recessive can be reproduced by breeding to an unrelated betta the grossing brother to sister).
However..most albinos tend to die before they reach breeding age or are too weak to breed..and mine doesn't look to be any different.
So the sad part. he seems to be hanging at the bottom of the tank and has sinking issues. he swims sporadically to the top of the tank in burst and keeps sinking, then seems to gasp for breath where as the other fry are fine.
I just did a very small water change(ten percent, moving them to a 1gallon via cupping method so I can do a 100% on the ten gallon and scrub the gunk from the bottom that's built up over 3 weeks without a snail(the stores here have none in stock..ever, despite being listed as for sale.)
Has anyone els come across an albino in there spawns? And i'm talking a true albino, not just a cellophane. Did you notice any issues?
Both parents were petstore stock and both have passed, as the ones i get from pet stores tend to, withing a few months of coming home with me. So I wasn't expecting the strongest of genetics to begin with.
Since the fry still moves aound the bottom and can reach the surface himself I'm not going to kill-cull him/her. If he can survive accommodation will be made either by myself or to a non-beeding home if he/she has issues in adulthood.
He/she is one of my lager fry so I hope they make it.