Re: NANFA-- Flagfin-Bluehead hybrid fry
Sat, 21 Feb 2004 11:16:33 EST

> The trouble you have in finding males outside of breeding season is that
> the males you do find don't have their terminal finnage. Some of those
> females are quite likely males. Also, the terminal finnage tends to grow
> AFTER spawning, while the breeder males often don't yet have their
> terminal finnage.

I didn't know about AFTER spawning. I have been looking for differences in
the Blueheads - none found: not in fins or body shape or size or coloration.

> At any rate, your
> hybrids may not be hybrids at all, but instead pure blueheads,

I will remove the last Flagfin this week and look for additional fry from the
Blueheads for the next three weeks.

> You should be able to tell
> within a month or so, and I can hardly wait for the final verdict.

You sound confident. How do you think I could tell so soon if these fish
are hybrids?

Thanks for the response
Philip Kukulski
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