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F1 Mbuna, do they even exist?

9 years 8 months ago #30654 by mikeg2929
f1 exist.  Most of the newer mbuna (when it occurs) start from wild.  Often on fish lists you may see "males only" as a description.  This sometimes means that trios or pairs came in and they plan on setting them up for breeding.  They will pull the excess males, dump them and then breed the wild fish for a season or two. 

i think striping and barring are better on f1 / wild fish.  genetically, mbuna seem to "hold up" better than other malawian fish.  We have all heard the tale about how the yellow labs started from a small group (2 - 6) fish before they were sold to the public.  Most yellow labs still look pretty good considering how inbred they must be,

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9 years 9 months ago #30513 by sawboy2
Replied by sawboy2 on topic F1 Mbuna, do they even exist?

F# labeled fish are HIGHLY overrated and overpriced.  If you've been in the hobby long enough you'll realize the quality isn't any better, it is just perceived that way. 


Exactly!

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9 years 9 months ago #30512 by Jack
Replied by Jack on topic F1 Mbuna, do they even exist?
F# labeled fish are HIGHLY overrated and overpriced.  If you've been in the hobby long enough you'll realize the quality isn't any better, it is just perceived that way. 

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9 years 9 months ago #30511 by whetfish

The bigger question is "Why"?  F1 or F30, high quality mbuna are easily found.


This is a very good point.  F1 will be more expensive as well.

Not checked for facts.

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9 years 9 months ago #30509 by sawboy2
Replied by sawboy2 on topic F1 Mbuna, do they even exist?
The bigger question is "Why"?  F1 or F30, high quality mbuna are easily found.

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9 years 9 months ago #30508 by whetfish
I used to have F1 demasoni that I got from old world exotics.  There are probably more breeders in the area with F1 or F1 quality mbuna.

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9 years 9 months ago #30506 by a.wiatrowski
I was thinking about setting up another tank.  Probably a 40 gallon species tank.  Mbuna for sure.  I was thinking Demasoni, Elong. Jewel Spot, or possibly a couple others I have in mind.  Don't know what species but only one species.  The thing is I want F1.  Dont want wild because I would be to upset if they died.  Does anyone know any breeders, online stores, or local shops that have F1 mbunas for sale?  I want to buy around 15 and hopefully I get some breeders.

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