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hey guys have bred about 10 mouthfuls of yellows now and they seem to vary alot in colour when they are about 4 weeks old onwards my 1st batch were bright from day 1 and are magnificent now @4cm but my others who are around 1 cm have very little colour at all..

when do most peoples elec yellows colour up and do some of my dull ones have a hope of coming out bright?

all are from the one colony with about 5 different bloodlines through out.

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Hi Benni,

Sounds like you have a mix of bloodlines and quality, with some undesirable traits coming through in some of the fry. This is not uncommon when you set up a colony with a mix of bloodlines, as you don't know the history of the fish. I found the same thing a couple of years ago when I set out to source quite a few different bloodlines, and I am still working at breeding out some of the lesser qualities, although the overall quality of my strain is pretty good now after a few generations. You may need to line breed them by selecting the very best of the fry for a new "next generation" colony, then selecting the very best of their fry again, and so on.

Cheers, Doug

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yeah although every fish in the colony is pretty much a1 in quality

i mainly fed them of sera flora (vege flakes) but also a bit of brine and cant remember wheather i changed it alot of not i think i fed more brine to the dull ones? think that might have done it?

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yeah all my adults are all really good quality and i get a couple of faded looking babies sometimes and a couple with black marks.. but out of 100 i only got about 15-20 bad ones.. but yeah they make good feeders for my fronnys so i dont mind :lol:

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thanx for all the replies

will maybe try to isolated the females with bad babies and see if that slowly helps. out of the 16 magnificent ones i have at 5cm ill make a whole new colony hoping to try and sort out all the girls then someone can source me someone nice males to mix with..

thanx again everyone

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