Re: KOi patterns changing in aging
Posted by platymef on 2012/1/19 13:13:12
As I may or may not have mentioned before, I am no longer breeding, but I have done extensive breeding, crossing and developing of Fancy Xiphophorus in the past. I worked with Albino Koi Swordtail stock which I acquired from Mike Yamamoto from Hawaii (He also acquired various strains from me)
I never experienced any broken patterns or all Reds from his stock. I did get the usual Red head/ White rear Tancho, Red/ White/ Red, and solid White Cherry Cheek from most broods. The highest percentage were Red/ White/ Red.
I've seen fish from stock which was crossed out with a lot of broken patterns and solid Red specimens.
My suggestion as usual is selective breeding.
Darrell E. Mefford
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