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PostSubject: Bristlenose Pleco Albino Genetics    Sat Feb 20, 2016 9:53 pm

I have an interesting pair of Bristlenose Pleco. They are very prolific but the offspring are somewhat unusual compared to what one might expect from some other fish. The male is a standard brown but has a nice cluster of bristles. The female is a blue eyed natural blond and not a Albino. The interesting thing is that the offspring contain 25% true pink eyed Albinos and no blue eyed blonds. Who would have guessed that each of the two have a hidden Albino gene. I'm not expecting any relies. I'm just sharing... Laughing Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Bristlenose Pleco Albino Genetics    Sun Feb 21, 2016 4:31 pm

In many animals, albino genes are recessive, but not always. In this case albino might be dominant, or maybe there's multiple genes interacting that determine eye color and skin color.
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PostSubject: Re: Bristlenose Pleco Albino Genetics    Sun Feb 21, 2016 6:16 pm

I have heard and it definitely is my experience with limited crossings that the pigment in bn plecos is controlled by multiple genes vs being one gene.
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PostSubject: Re: Bristlenose Pleco Albino Genetics    Sat Mar 05, 2016 9:53 pm

I agree, there is not a question whether there is more than one gene involved that create blond colored Bristlenose Pleco. In fact all the information that I have read leads me to believe that Blond Blue Eyed Bristlenose Plecos are not albino... study

BTW: I apologize for using common names and not L numbers... Embarassed

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55 gal. Planted Community Show Tank
(Swordtails, Neons, Kuhlii Loaches and Bristled Nose Plecos)
30 gal. Bare Bottom Adult Angelfish Tank
20 gal. Bare Bottom Angelfish Breeder Tank
10 gal. Bare Bottom  Angelfish Fry Tank
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