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grayham1970
Juvenile Bristlenose
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PostSubject: cross breeding   cross breeding EmptyWed Feb 09, 2011 9:49 pm

Hi i have 2 very nice marble (calico) males and have no female adults but can get female albino bn what are you guys thoughts on cross breeding ?? have just purched 3 juvi marbles but would have to wait around 6 months to see what sex they are do i wait or do i cross breed
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Doug
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PostSubject: Re: cross breeding   cross breeding EmptyWed Feb 09, 2011 10:04 pm

*moved to the correct forum*

I do it on a regular basis as i am trying to unravel the genetic coding for the different colour morphs. In general I dont see an issue with it either. its not like you are crossing different species of hypan which some frown upon. bristlenose are all the same species, just like all humans are the same species, we may look different but we are all the same. look at me, my long term girlfriend is anglo-indian and I can't wait to cross breed lol!

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grayham1970
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Male Number of posts : 81
Age : 49
Location : aldinga beach south australia
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PostSubject: Re: cross breeding   cross breeding EmptyWed Feb 09, 2011 10:26 pm

thanks doug ill see today if he still has her oh and check out my facebook put some pics of my bn on there well your bns lol! what would the out come be x breeding them any idea
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PostSubject: Re: cross breeding   cross breeding EmptyWed Feb 09, 2011 10:37 pm

no idea, I havent really had much of a look at the calico ones yet. Hence the new pair i have in my shrimp tank at uni. there is a lot of arguement over the calico gene. I personaly believe that it is some how related to the albino gene and hence a cross will give a split of albino and calicos. However, there are those out there who argue to opposite, saying that it is a dominant gene and related to the brown gene. I honestly dont know but I am looking forward to my first spawn from this new pair of mine Smile

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Valkyrie
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PostSubject: Re: cross breeding   cross breeding EmptySun Feb 13, 2011 11:53 pm

I have had a male calico and a female longfin ABN spawn (not intentionally on my part) and they produced some beautiful fry. I would definately give it a try. I ended up with 4 different types of fry calico BN, calico longfin, ABN and longfin ABN.
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funkyfredfrog
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PostSubject: Re: cross breeding   cross breeding EmptyWed Feb 16, 2011 1:56 pm

Have you any pictures of the hybrids?
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Doug
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PostSubject: Re: cross breeding   cross breeding EmptyWed Feb 16, 2011 10:08 pm

just me being picky, i think it must be the scientist in me Laughing they are not hybrids. Hybrids denotes a cross between two species. Calico bristlenose and albino bristlenose are the same species.

a hybrid would be a peppermint crossed with a calico...which would be interesting but impossible.

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grayham1970
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Male Number of posts : 81
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PostSubject: Re: cross breeding   cross breeding EmptyThu Feb 17, 2011 9:52 am

thanks for that valkyrie time will tell what i get when i put them in there own tank im just fattening her up at the moment she is an adult of around 2 yrs so im hoping shes not to old as hes about a year
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