Hi jegrego1,jegrego1 said:Right so If I breed and ebjd with a regular JD, the fry will be carriers but not express the gene. so if I wanted to have ebjd fry I have to get two EBJDs or wait for the fry to grow up and then breed them? then they well be closely inbred and will likely have other fish problems.
Exactly why EBJD x EBJD produces no viable fry (or virtually none) is unknown. The fish does have weak genetics.mlancaster said:Breeding two EBJDs together does not produce viable fry; not sure why, I believe it is due to weak genetics.
inbreeding is a problem with EBJDs. As far as I know there is only one documented initial occurrence of EBJDs and therefore there has been extensive inbreeding to create this cichlid anomaly. t