Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Mpls, Minnesota
You sound like you have a ton of valuable experience! I hope you will weigh in and give advice while you're learning. I was just thinking about posting a question here on how people manage inbreeding with multiple generations of fish so I would love to hear more about your philosophy on that. I think you will find that hobbyists increasingly have a greater interest in taking what you believe on this subject seriously because the effects of continuous inbreeding without outcrossing for so many decades has had an obvious impact on many fish species, including those that used to be touted for their hardiness but have become fragile and prone to defects and disease. I can tell you I spend a lot more $ on fish from breeders that make sure to out-cross regularly but I don't know how educated the general public is so this might be uncommon.