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Old 09-04-2007, 04:22 AM
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this is my moba male w/c
he has a spot at the top of one bar on his right side only
he is prolly 15cm

payed top dollar, but sight unseen
should i can the idea of breeding him??
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i think they call that mooning
and its something that might go away or stay on the fish forever.
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hmmm......that really doesn't look like mooning to me. It kind of looks like there is black from the bar going around the white mark. I've seen some bad cases of mooning. If this is an example of mooning, I can live with that. Whether or not the mark takes away from the fish is your opinion. But I think it is still a good looking fish and I would still breed it. Perfect wild caught Zaires can throw offspring that posses mooning. Again, I would keep and breed this fish.
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Could it possibly be just some (4?) scale damage, like it was picked? Hard for me to tell from the pic.

If it is mooning, I too have seen it last for a long time (until I sold the fish), and also seen it disappear after a year or so...
I don't know about breeding, I've heard they find them in the wild like that sometimes, and I've heard that inbreeding can cause it as well. Depending on the buyer/seller, some people will say it has decreased value, but I've sold them off to people who liked the variety... just depends on the buyer/seller I guess.
Either way, if they are WCs, I would think (no expert) that the chances of passing on a majority with the mooning is slim, and if you trust the seller, no worries mate, good luck!
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i know what you mean buddy as you said it was there when you brought the fish

i would still breed with him and see what the fry are like then you could always change males down the track we all know there are more males then females in aus
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thanks for the input guys,

i am still yet to get some w/c females for him, but hopefully soon,
i will hold off getting another male for now and see how he goes

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i know what you mean buddy as you said it was there when you brought the fish

i would still breed with him and see what the fry are like then you could always change males down the track we all know there are more males then females in aus
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I think you should be fine. Give him a shot!!
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i think you should give everyone a chance. as a matter of fact, one of my f1 mpimbwe's has 7 stripes on one side and 6 on the other.
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I would absolutely breed him.
He is still young. It may fill in as he matures.
Either way, I would breed him. I've seen mooning on F1 alphas that threw perfect fry.....and I've had perfect alphas throw mooning fry.
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