Re: NANFA-L-- Re: Chinese Sturgeon on AquaBid

Mysteryman (
Thu, 11 May 2006 20:53:05 -0700

Jerry Baker wrote:

> wrote:
>> How would that reduce the fertility of those already there?
> It won't. If you saturate the environment with sterile fish, the sterile
> ones will be mating with sterile ones. The result is no new fish. It
> works very well with various insect pests. I don't know if anyone has
> tried it with fish.
> /----------------
That might make a dent, but it shouldn't work all that well. The problem
is that this method works fine for species which reproduce once, but
livebearers like gambusia are promiscuous little buggers which mate &
mate & mate all day with many partners, so there would inevitibly be
many fertile crosses.
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