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I'm beginning to think it is very cost effective to dump a bunch of fish into a pond built on dirtcheap land and tended to by dirt cheap labor. There are no child labour laws afterall, nor insurance, income tax or 401K to match. Most of those folks over there make the equivalent to 1 Amercian dollar a week. The volume with which they deal seems like it will ensure a profit.
Originally Posted by myjohnson
I wonder, like you Thai, how varied and therefore strong the genetic pool is for the PR's. I mean really...do they get all of the fry out of the pond, do they strip the females and grow out the fry or what? The genetic variation sounds static to me. How often do they replenish the breeders with new bloodlines or do they just allow some of the fry to grow out?
The hybridizing to "enhance" colour is alarming to me, too. I mean how cavalier of them to think they should tinker with mother nature... It wouldn't be a big deal if it were common knowledge, and people could chose between Brichard made or Nature made. For the amount of money most of us plunk down, and based on the frowned upon practise of allowing hybrid fry in our own colonies, I wonder what people would choose if they knew what they were buying? Just because people come from an illustrious family doesn't mean that what they're doing now wouldn't disgust the illustrious ancestor. I am not implying that they are doing anything disgusting, please note this. I am just saying that it doesn't pay to trust someone just because they share genes with a person who was greatly respected and ground breaking to a particular field. My motto "Question Authority" bleeds into all people, not just the cops and the government. LOL
I think we would be quite naive to believe that every fish we buy that is touted as WC actually IS WC. I am not implying bald face deception on every dealer's part, or every importer's part, but I know human nature, and I know that avarice will win the day for most people and they will tell you whatever you want to hear in order to make the sale.
I look forward to reading everyone's ideas! This will be very interesting...
All the best,
75- WC Ilangi, S. tinanti, N. brevis
55- Grow-out- T. brichardi namansi, S. babaulti.