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Breeding Kigoma Frontosas Uncles & Nieces

Postby easywolf31 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 3:02 pm

Not sure how to put this, but I'll try my best. I have 8 Kigoma Frontosas and would like to put them in an 180 gallon with 1 Male Blue Dolphin and 3-4 Females. All these fish are 1.5-3" long.

I cannot locate a 2nd breeder in my area for Kigoma Frontosas. The same breeder has about 2-3 generations of Kigomas. If i were to buy a male uncle or grand uncle of my current frontosas to breed with some of my females, would that be a good idea? Would the genes be strong?
125G 8 CF.Kigomas, 7 G.Mpimbwe, 5 G.Moba
N.Leleupi, J.Marlieri, 1 J.Regani, J.Transcriptus
N. Daffodil, Blue Dolphin
140G CF.Burundi, Bue Dolphins, N. Leleupi
N. Brichardi, N.Olivaceous, J.Dickfieldi
60G Jewel, Green Texas
75G 2 Red Jewel Lifalili
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Re: Breeding Kigoma Frontosas Uncles & Nieces

Postby punman » Sat Apr 08, 2017 1:33 pm

I had a similar situation with some yellow labs and it was fine, but then, these were yellow labs.

It might depend if you are a serious breeder looking to supply the whole country or just a guy who wants to raise a few babies for fun and then perfection is not as critical. I doubt you will get three eyed fish nor horizontal stripes but I am no geneticist.
135 Gallon: Frontosa 5 Wild Caught Mpimbwe
90 Gallon: Cyrtocara moorii, Labidochromis caeruleus
90 Gallon: Cyprichromis Mamalesa, Enantiopus Kilesa
10 & 20 Gallon: Fry Tanks
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Re: Breeding Kigoma Frontosas Uncles & Nieces

Postby easywolf31 » Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:17 pm

punman wrote:I had a similar situation with some yellow labs and it was fine, but then, these were yellow labs.

It might depend if you are a serious breeder looking to supply the whole country or just a guy who wants to raise a few babies for fun and then perfection is not as critical. I doubt you will get three eyed fish nor horizontal stripes but I am no geneticist.


Hey Punman, I don't want to supply the whole country, perhaps just a city :D.

Seriously though, if I have a choice between giving the fry and babies a better chance of survival by breeding them the best possible way outside of their natural home believe me I will do whatever takes. I'm serious when I ask if a first cousin is better than an uncle or aunt for breeding. Please advise. Thanks.
125G 8 CF.Kigomas, 7 G.Mpimbwe, 5 G.Moba
N.Leleupi, J.Marlieri, 1 J.Regani, J.Transcriptus
N. Daffodil, Blue Dolphin
140G CF.Burundi, Bue Dolphins, N. Leleupi
N. Brichardi, N.Olivaceous, J.Dickfieldi
60G Jewel, Green Texas
75G 2 Red Jewel Lifalili
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