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Re: help needed

Inbreeding can be just as much of a problem with Apistos as any other
animal. Excessive inbreeding can weaken the line and cause deformities,
infertility, and just plain weaker/shorter-lived fish. Most breeders will
periodically cross in new genetic material, either from someone else's line
or from wild stock. This helps to prevent excessive buildups of deleterious
mutations and can create opportunities for new phenotypes to pop up.


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