Friday, March 2, 2012

Exceptions ~ 特例


Nature provides exceptions to every rule.
~ Margaret Fuller

Local bred female F12KF02B3
good overall structure
1st choice - Local bred female F12YK01B1
Not much head wen, desired tail and tail seat
It is again the TVR spawning season. This year, I have prepared 6 pairs of seed Ranchus. So far, 4 females had spawned and amongst them, 2 are Oya fishes. 

If the eggs from these Oya fishes hatched successfully, it would be a new breakthrough for me - unlike the males, which I have no problem to breed for consecutive years, I had never been successful in breeding a female seed TVR successfully for two consecutive years. This is a very significant step in developing a bloodline, otherwise, I could only bet on the males to enhance the desired traits when I need to backcross to a prior generation.

I was also very excited when my first choice seed female are amongst the females spawned. This is a fish with my desired tail taste (Ogata) a tail bracelet, but unfortunately, it has almost no head wen. As such, I had crossed it with 2 males with good head wen.

Local bred male M12WW02B2
Though it is widely believed that the tail structure is inherited from the male fish while the head wen structure is inherited from the female fish, I reckoned that the rules of Nature are never that straightforward - there will always be exceptions. As far as I can, I try to select seed fishes with the strongest desired traits. Let's see how this spawn develop first before deciding to make more of the similar spawn combination.

Local bred male M12KF01B3
As per request by some readers, I would try my best to update my spawns in this blog. Please excuse me if I could not reply your mails in time during this busy period.


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