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Old 08-07-2014, 05:41 PM   #1
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Gene strain question

What are the differences in f-1 f-2 and so on? What does that stand for and all? Is f-1 a better strain than f-3 or what? Someone fill me in !!

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Old 08-07-2014, 05:54 PM   #2
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It has to do with what generation the fish is from wild caught. F-0 is wild caught, and each successive generation gets a #.
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Old 08-07-2014, 08:04 PM   #3
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Honestly I prefer f1 more hardy and usually keep great color

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Old 08-07-2014, 09:20 PM   #4
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Ok my next question is where can you buy f-1's or 2's? Say u wanted a breeding set of a male and 4 females. Where could you find some of those fish? I'm about sick of buying little fish from my lfs and just hoping they color up or just hoping one is a male or female. when they are so small it's hard for me to tell
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Old 08-07-2014, 09:27 PM   #5
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Look for local breeder or a local club....if your looking for African c Ichlids look up davesrarefish.com, valleyaquatics.com or south east cichlids

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Old 08-07-2014, 09:53 PM   #6
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Sweet! Yea love my Africans. How are the prices on those from those cites?
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Old 08-08-2014, 01:02 AM   #7
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+1 on davesrarefish. Thats where my brother gets all of his badass African cichlids. Stuff you wont find most anywhere else. He is the best.
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Old 08-08-2014, 09:05 AM   #8
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Well when I typed in davesrarefish.com in brought up another list of sites to visit like petsmart and liveaquaria and livefishdirect
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Old 08-08-2014, 11:27 AM   #10
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Thanks mike dave is located in Texas, valleyaquatics.com is in Pennsylvania and south east cichlids is in Georgia

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Old 08-08-2014, 02:28 PM   #11
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Nope I'm in North Carolina so the fish would have to be shipped :/
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Not set up yet for that but look at those other websites all of them are great a know each one personally

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