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What happens if you mix albino paracyps in with non-albino paracyps? Will they have normal or albino fry if they breed together? Is there a problem with mixing the 2 together?

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Mixing regular and Albino Paracyps together is not a problem. When they spawn they can produce both the regulars and albinos. Plus the fry will have the split genes.
 

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I'm glade you cleared that up for me. I thought that if you breed regulars and albinos together that the fry could be one or the other or both. So what your saying is the only way to get both color morphs out of the first spawn is that the normal parent has to carry the split gene.

Thats what I like about this forum. No matter how long you've been in the hobby (20+ years) you learn new things every day.
 

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Thanks for the replies. 1 other question... How can you tell the sex of albino Paracyps?

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And please keep all the young (and those with split genes) to yourself.
Folk may get em who do not want the albino gene in there stock. :oops: :)

Does anyone know were the albino gene came from?
Was it a "natural" mutation or was it bred in from another species?
 

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The Albino gene can happen in the lakes but it is not that common. An Albino fish is just lacking pigment which is a genetic defect but thats all it is, a lack of pigment. Just like humans and reptials
 
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