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Luke k
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I tend to wait until the fish come out of quarantine before buying. I'm too afraid my dream fish will drop dead in transit. The only ones i have specifically imported are wilds, and that makes about 12 in total, and 2 that i had that were specifically chosen as mine. the others i picked through the shipment (but i did hound for the shipment in the first place :))

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I think the most I have imported in 1 hit were the ones on the last shipment. 2 males and 3 females, each chosen individually (no "sibling females" for me any more). I have too many fry growing on to justify more than that atm.

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The main problem when you order 'sibling' females, is you are sent matching females. While sometimes this is ok, you dont always get a good quality fish, alot of the time they send ordinary females. Edie tells me that the actual goodness of a line is carried by the female, and many breeders dont release quality females as they dont want others breeding them. Lisa and i both think its best to pick your females out individually as you would the male so that you can get the best quality fish avaliable :lol:

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as Phil said, a lot can be added to a line by the genes the females carry. I have always received dainty pretty little sibling females who, when spawned with a magnificent HM male, produce fair to middling deltas. Then I saw the fry that Coral (where is Coral?) produced from a very heavily finned HM female and that got me thinking, then I had the privilege of hearing Jodi-Lea explain the difference between breeder-type and show-type females. So now I choose females as carefully as males.

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