In the wild albino animals find it harder to hide from predators, which explains why they are rarer then the normal ones, most of the albino animals that are found are given to zoo's. From what i know the albino gene is a recessive one, caused be inbreeding. This can then cause problems such as the blindness, weakness, poor immune system as well as infertility.
In which animals? In snakes, lizards, rats, frogs, turtles, gators, etc. albinism causes no serious harm--other than you simply must be more careful about bright lights over them. I know a lot of people who have albino animals who are not blind and are just as healthy and strong as their normal animals. They eat, breed, swim, etc. like normal
Are bettas just specifically prone to weakness with albinism? I hear the argument against albinos a lot--but only on this forum. So I'm curious.
if you could get pictures, that'd be great! i'm rather excited about this little guy! that means, your male and/or female have the genes to produce albinos! maybe, breeding a sibling pair, could produce more. :B just a theory, though.
purplemuffin I got the weak info when i researched it on bettysplendens site.
Larsa, would if i could but the only way i have to take photos is with my laptops webcam and it can't focus on the fry.
Luimeril perhaps xD It's mostly the genetic aspect of it that interest me. I was planning on breeding sibling pairs anyway in an attempt to work on a CT line, so it would be interesting to see if the gene pops up again down the road.
Not all of us have stunning cameras guys. xD I don't have a digital camera,let alone the money to get the proper lenses for shooting fry pictures. ><
But, as an update, it's still alive. Not as active as it's siblings, but it's swimming around it container and not hopping anymore so i believe the swimbladder was from it being alittle piggy. I'll monitor it's food for the next couple days then add it back with it's siblings.
I hope he/she make it aswell. I've had very few deaths overall with this spawn, so I'm expecting almost all the fry I have to make it to adult hood, granted there are no heater fails or anything.(most of my fry deaths happen before now usually).
If he/she lives to adulthood i'll try to find some way to get a decent picture.