True Albino Dojos

KaosChrist

Member
I have 3 really nice albino dojos. They are about 4 to 5 inches and super fat. As I am sure many know, true albinos are extremely rare. These are not red-eyed goldens. These are albino wild types. They have the thickness of the wild verity (golden dojos are known for being much skinnier than the wild type.) They are super active and seem very happy. I have 5 normal goldens with them and they outpace the goldens in activity by a lot. The goldens just like to loaf around all day, while they albinos are foraging for food constantly. These are top tier, super high quality dojos and I love them bunches. I want to breed them since they are so nice and so rare.

My questions are the following:

1. Is there anyone who knows where I can find more of these true albinos? I have only seen them once in real life and bought all 3 and have yet to see them for sale online.

2. Would breeding the ones I have be a risk? I don't want to breed unhealthy fish due to inbreeding and I'm sure they must be siblings.



Edit: This is one of my dojos. Kind of blurry,
but the best my friend could do. Can't really see the
red in the eye much in this picture, but whatever.

Thanks for any information.
 

chromedome52

Member
Inbreeding is not a major concern. As Albinos, they may prove a bit difficult to induce spawning, but if they are hard to come by (I've never seen them before, and I've been around for 50 years!) it would be worth the effort to try. The species is generally considered not difficult.
 
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KaosChrist

Member
Thanks for the input, yes they are very rare.
 

BDpups

Member
Any true albino animal is rare. Most fish that are called albino are not actually that. Do you have pics of yours? FYI, they are very paranoid about posting pics that are not yours here. You may want to take those pics down or they will be removed.
 
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KaosChrist

Member
Oh, no I don't have any pics of them because I don't have a camera. I know golden dojos are leucistic, but mine are like wild type, but the gold color and with red eyes. The biggest one (the female) has some vague speckling coloration on her upper body. I figure that is because wild types would have some speckling.
 

aliray

Member
Welcome to the forum. Alison
 

Plecomaker

Member
KaosChrist said:
Oh, no I don't have any pics of them because I don't have a camera. I know golden dojos are leucistic, but mine are like wild type, but the gold color and with red eyes. The biggest one (the female) has some vague speckling coloration on her upper body. I figure that is because wild types would have some speckling.
That's a decent assumption, may albino animals still show variations where marking would normally be, they just shouldnt be colored in. Natural skin textures and shadows might still appear to be colored though.
 

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