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Re: Search for the well-bred viejita

I was wondering. I've read somewhere about problems with improper and over-
medication of wild caught apistos before they are shipped. Could this
result in deformities?

> > I just picked up some Apistogramma viejita "red" that should have been
> > culled before they started wriggling. Bent caudal peduncles, shrunken
> > ventral fins, you name a deformity, these guys have it. Is there such a
> > thing as a good quality viejita floating around in the hobby? I'm hoping
> > so, but don't want to plunk down any more dough for dregs like the ones I
> > have. Gotta love that line breeding ...
> > - Steve
>  >>
>If they are healthy enough to breed, I would try at least one generation.  It
>may have been environment rather than genetics which caused them to be so
>Bob Dixon

- -Doug Brown