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- Aug 9, 2016
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Has anyone come across a study or had personal experiences that prove which if any deformities in clownfish are hereditary?
Exactly! I am confused at to why there isn’t more information about this. Or perhaps the information just isn’t being shared?I had a baby captive bred with a deformed spine just behind the head, kept him for about a year, I guess a much wider question for the industry, are they watching the genetics or just producing fish?!
I would tend to agree with you on this. I have been breeding clownfish for a couple years and have only seen pinched heads on my Wyoming White and Frostbites (both very white). I am interested in finding out if pinched head broodstock are more likely to produced offspring with pinched heads.Im not entirely sure Im still new to breeding. But what I have noticed (I breed Picasso clowns) is it seems the more white on the fish the higher the probability is of a deformity or so it seems my first truly succesful clutch of 250 had 12 deformed really nice mostly white pattern fish and about 5 platinums where as the regular fish or ones with more orange on them was like 3 or 4 with deformaties... Could just be a coincidence Im not sure but looking at the clutch behind that one it almost apears to be the same type of way. I wont know until they reach a bigger size to truly see the shape of gills. Most people or at least those I have talked to and or read about believe it has a lot to do with water quality now I truly believe that as well but I would assume that genetically spaking there has to be something in the DNA/genetics like to much inbreeding that would certainly create a disfigured fish. Or just maybe the more white of a fish for w.e reason the genetics do not allow the fishbto tolerate harsher water quality than not but thwn again Im mostly just speaking hypothetically.