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    Default Placidochromis phenochilus albino!!!

    I did it! One of my pheno females just spit out 5 albino phenochilus fry.

    I'm sure this kind of hybrid will be beautiful. Will post pics when they get big enough to photograph.

    Crazy eh?

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    Lucky, lucky you!!
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    what did you do to get this?

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    Fascinating
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    how did you do it?please explain

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    Originally posted by MalawiMayhem
    what did you do to get this?


    I created this by housing an Albino freibergi with a few femme phenos in close quarters. I had no intentions of creating this, but nature took over and viola!

    It is going to be interesting to see how they look.

    There were about 20 standard fry too, initially they were more albinos but only 5 have survived.

    I am hoping the albinos will look more like the phenochilus than the frieberg.

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    So the plan would be that you would cross back any surviving albinos to regular phenos inorder to strengthen the pheno blood. Basically you'll line breed with a little selective inbreeding.
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    thats the plan, but no incest. I might live in FLA but I dont go there, not even with fish ^_~

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    Originally posted by hybrid
    thats the plan, but no incest. I might live in FLA but I dont go there, not even with fish ^_~
    I should use this space to promote the photo contest...but I can't think of anything clever...

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    Any good stock-breeder will tell you that a little selective inbreeding is not a bad thing. All the Thoroughbreds in the world are descended from esentially three stallions. While I won't say they're totally free of problems, most of today's problems come from trying to refine the breed type and actually fixing structural instabilities into teh breed because it makes them faster.
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    I've heard of a albino Protomelas Tiawan Reef.As I recall from the article in Tropical Fish Hobbiest this guy makes it sound like he just woke up one day and had albino fry,with no cross breeding.Like a freak of nature.There is also an albino fryeri.

    It would be interesting to know exactly what the scoop was on both situations.For now what you have would I guess be a Pheno x jacobfribergi cross.

    There's no telling how many years those folks put into perfecting there strains of hybreds.By the time you raise your albinos to breeding age then cross back to the pheno and raise them to breeding age and then grow them large enough to see what they look like, it's gonna be a large part of two years.

    Interesting stuff though.

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    well its been 2 years!
    any pix of the albino pheno X's?

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