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PostSubject: The necessity of culling…    Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:55 am

I was working with my Guppy line tonight. It required some culling. Luckily, I can always depend on my Angels to help. Culling my Angels is a bit more difficult because I don’t have a higher level predator right now. Culling is an unpleasant task but necessary task…  Sad

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PostSubject: Re: The necessity of culling…    Sat Jan 25, 2014 8:52 am

definitely, but on the upside it is the only way to increase the quality of the lines
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PostSubject: Re: The necessity of culling…    Sat Jan 25, 2014 4:46 pm

So, how to you cull exactly? If you don't have predator fish, I mean?

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PostSubject: Re: The necessity of culling…    Sun Jan 26, 2014 12:39 am

@Deb wrote:
So, how to you cull exactly?  If you don't have predator fish, I mean?

I have kept some type of cichlid around such as a Jack Dempsey or Oscar to help manage culls. Right now I don't have one but that is not unusual. I use my Angels to make my Guppy culls disappear. Most of the time I cull Angelfish fry early enough to feed them to some young adult Angels. Most of the time I'm looking for some type of expression that is easy to spot in younger fish. Currently I find myself in a slight dilemma. I'm growing out a higher percentage fish than normal. That has cause a couple of somewhat crowded tanks. I have some young fish that I don't want to keep, sell or even give away. I sure could use an Oscar now... but I don't expect it to be an on going problem. I'm in a pinch right now. So, I'm looking for a neighbor who has one...  Wink

How do you manage culling? Question

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PostSubject: Re: The necessity of culling…    Sun Jan 26, 2014 12:40 am

@verbal wrote:
definitely, but on the upside it is the only way to increase the quality of the lines

That's what it's all about...  I agree!

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PostSubject: Re: The necessity of culling…    Tue Mar 04, 2014 3:27 am

Sometimes deformity is a case with a bad line you just started breeding. With proper culling and selective breeding can be improved over time. I use fish that grow slow and don't require too much space but have healthy appetite. I may be able to come to your assistance. Just shoot me a pm.
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