Pretty straight forward post, I suppose. It seems that hybrid fish are quite controversial, but I don't understand why. Just wondering if anyone could explain; thanks!
That's not exactly the reason why they are hard to find.david1978 said:Some fish, endlers seem to pop in my mind the quickest. Due to hybridizing it is so hard to find actual endlers.
Well, as long as you opened that can of worms and are "fishing"...lol. I am quite tired of being bullied by the ASPCA, PETA and all of the other institutions surrounding animal rights. I will be the first to come to the defense of animals that are being mistreated, but I will not tolerate them telling me I MUST buy from a shelter or stop by one on the way to pick up my new purebreed puppy in order to put down one of their animals before I do so. (Yes, there was such a campaign). Different breeds have different personalities and abilities. I know which breeds I want and those that would never come into my home. Fostering is a different thing, that is not breed specific for me but it is with the understanding that if they are not adopted, they leave. I do Great Pyrenees and Yorkshire Terriers. That's it.JGombs99 said:Thanks for the replies, guys! Although I know it's silly to compare fish to dogs, this phenomenon seems interesting to me when you do compare the two. The push with animal activists, etc seems to be to adopt mixed breed dogs rather than buying pure breeds. Yet, with fish it seems that people feel the opposite. Just thought I'd ask for opinions since it seems interesting to me.
I have a couple of Blood Parrots, and have been considering a couple of hybrid Syno Cats, but was discouraged by a couple of members on here, which prompted me to ask the question. I have fish just for my own enjoyment, and don't plan to breed or sell them.
Hahaha! I will never be without one. My life was saved on night while walking around the lake by my supposed "Dumber than Rocks" Pyrnesees.Aquaphobia said:Thanks for that clarification , that's an important distinction! There are certain dog breeds that are my favourite but they've been so overbred that it's hard to find a good specimen now. So many are doomed to short lives and ill health thanks to unscrupulous or uneducated breeders who are only in it to make money or to supply "pretty" dogs to the insatiable market. There are still good breeds out there and tbh my own favourite breed is returning to former glory thanks to the dedication of fanciers who have managed to preserve good lines and fight the systems that allowed or even promoted the fiasco in the first place.
You could have the same problem with fish breeders, even ones who breed single species! If they breed for quantity rather than quality you might to run into the same problem but at least you know what you're working with to begin with!
KimberlyG I love Great Pyrenees but from experience I honestly hope the breed never appears in a popular movie
Aye, but there's the rub. They are selling them because people are buying them. I am concerned by the fact that people will hybridize two Synodontis species when it is hard enough to actually breed any species in the first place. Even if they are test-tube spawning, why not just go for the actual species? Intentional hybridization does not make sense for any reason other than profit. I'm not into my fishkeeping for profit. My motives are similar to , I want to learn what the species does, how it behaves (even if it is in a glass box). I don't like induced breeding with hormones either, but a lot of our aquarium fish are bred that way because we cannot duplicate their natural habitat easily.JGombs99 said:. Either way, I haven't gone looking for hybrids (other than Parrots), and figure they're at the store whether I buy them or not.