I am new to the forum
and am enjoying what I have read so far. I have a question which has bothered me for many months now concerning the genetics for the fins.
I read that the long fin gene is considered to be recessive which I had agreed with when I first happened to find my albino long fins had spawned. They were spawning every 2 weeks and all the fry had long fins. Now when they spawn I am getting short finned albinos too.
I don't no what to make of this.
My study of genetics with rabbits, guinea pigs, cats, and hamsters all say to obtain the long hair, both parents must have or carry the long hair gene which would make the gene recessive.
So breeding the long finned plecos, I assumed the fry would all be long finned.
I noticed something else but I do not know if this plays into this gene of not. It seems to me the normal bodied albinos I am getting seem chunky, rather short bodied in comparison to the albino fry.
Can anyone explain?
Or do I have a pair of unusual fish?