Dennis Discus     Aquatic foods

Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Would you breed this fish

  1. #1
    Registered Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Belgium
    Posts
    115
    iTrader
    0

    Default Would you breed this fish

    Hej Guys and girls,

    I know my fish are Just 6 ish months old, but i got a breeding question
    One of my fish has a defect in his/her gilplate, it has been this way eversince i got the fish
    But it Just happens to be the fish with the best color and pattern in my opinion
    So my question is, would the offspring be more likely to have this defect or not
    I know the picture is not the best but i Just dit a huge clean of the tank 😂😂 hense the stressbars
    1k0.jpg

    Thanks Tim

  2. #2
    Administrator and MVP Dec.2015 Second Hand Pat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    28,598
    Blog Entries
    4
    iTrader
    9 (100%)
    Real Name
    Pat

    Default Re: Would you breed this fish

    Hi Tim, does the fish hold the gill cover more open then normal or is the gill cover short. If the fish simply hold the gill more open then normal that can be from an environmental cause vs a defect.
    Pat
    Your discus are talking to you....are you listening


  3. #3
    Registered Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Belgium
    Posts
    115
    iTrader
    0

    Default Re: Would you breed this fish

    Its more open , so you think its not a genetic thing ?
    And breeding should not be a problem ����*♂️

  4. #4
    Administrator and MVP Dec.2015 Second Hand Pat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    28,598
    Blog Entries
    4
    iTrader
    9 (100%)
    Real Name
    Pat

    Default Re: Would you breed this fish

    Quote Originally Posted by timvriens View Post
    Its more open , so you think its not a genetic thing ?
    And breeding should not be a problem ����*♂️
    Yes, does the other gill cover appear normal? I have seen plenty of fish at the NADA shows who hold their gill covers more open then normal.
    Pat
    Your discus are talking to you....are you listening


  5. #5
    Administrator jeep's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    O.P. KS
    Posts
    4,041
    iTrader
    0
    Real Name
    Brian

    Default Re: Would you breed this fish

    It looks flaired at the edge of the plate. If so, I was told this is most likely environmental and not genetic. Even short gill plates can be environmental...

  6. #6
    Registered Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Belgium
    Posts
    115
    iTrader
    0

    Default Re: Would you breed this fish

    Pat, Yes the other one is normal

    Jeep, it is a bit flared out Indeed

    Thx for the the input Guys

  7. #7
    Registered Member danotaylor's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2018
    Location
    Aussie living in Cincy
    Posts
    1,123
    iTrader
    0
    Real Name
    Daniel

    Default Re: Would you breed this fish

    I remember Al saying the same thing Brian (Jeep) mentioned in a thread in the breeder section sometime a couple of months ago. I recall in the case where the curved Gill plate was mentioned that it was associated with a nutrient/mineral deficiency of some kind...sorry to be so vague...

  8. #8
    Administrator jeep's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    O.P. KS
    Posts
    4,041
    iTrader
    0
    Real Name
    Brian

    Default Re: Would you breed this fish

    Quote Originally Posted by danotaylor View Post
    I remember Al saying the same thing Brian (Jeep) mentioned in a thread in the breeder section sometime a couple of months ago. I recall in the case where the curved Gill plate was mentioned that it was associated with a nutrient/mineral deficiency of some kind...sorry to be so vague...
    Actually, it was in my contest section Here's a link post 156-157... http://forum.simplydiscus.com/showth...allenge/page11

    I'm not sure what the imbalance would have been, but I don't dispute what Al says

  9. #9
    Registered Member danotaylor's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2018
    Location
    Aussie living in Cincy
    Posts
    1,123
    iTrader
    0
    Real Name
    Daniel

    Default Re: Would you breed this fish

    Haha cool beans Brian. Nice to know my memory is still mostly intact

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Cafepress             AquaticSuppliers.com