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Gymnogeophagus meridionalis " Muerle Creek "

8 years 6 months ago #33002 by Nuchal Man
It could be. There definitely are some fish where inbreeding is pretty common and are more prone to producing deformed fry. A good example of these are the Vics and Madagascan cichlids where so few were collected and most of the fish in the hobby are derived from them. I don't know much about how this fish was brought into the hobby, but I would guess it is fairly new as many of the Gymnogeophagus weren't that popular until a few years ago, so maybe inbreeding is not the culprit.

Possibly, there is some lack of nutrient or aquarium condition that causes these deformities in these fish. It can be really hard to figure out what is causing it if it's not inbreeding. Best thing you can do is make sure none of the deformed fry make it to another persons tank. Only way to really find out what it is is to experiment. You're not the only one who's having issues with this in their Gymnogeophagus.

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8 years 6 months ago #33001 by Matt
:( Do you think the problem getting this in cichlids is to much in breeding ?

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8 years 6 months ago #33000 by Nuchal Man
I'd cull the fry at the bottom. It's definitely a craniofacial deformity. It's not uncommon in Gymnogeophagus, I know a few people who have had issues with head deformities in their Gymnogeophagus for no expected reason.

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8 years 6 months ago - 8 years 6 months ago #32999 by Matt
:unsure: I was lucky enough to be a high bidder on several fry of Gymnogeophagus meridionalis " Muerle Creek "at a GCCA BAP auction . They have been growing out and I noticed that the mouth of these Muerte Creek Fry have a rounded mouth instead of a pointer i've seen on the GCCA site . Can someone help me out ?


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