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How do you feel about selective breeding for traits/morphs?

  • It doesn't bother me.

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  • I don't think it really harms the fish, so I'm alright with it.

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  • If it's in the genes of the fish, why not?

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  • It should be stopped!

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  • It is disrespectful to nature, but people will be people...

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  • I like natural fish only.

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I agree with Sue. Too heavy.

We would not have dogs as we know it if they weren't selectively bred.

I believe that choosing fish for finnage or coloration is OK, as long as these manipulations do not distort the fish's basic body plan --meaning, I don't agree with creating balloon mollies, bubble-eyed goldfish, heart shaped parrotfish, and the like.

Albino fish, veil tailed fish, etc are OK... these are the sports you would find naturally in the wild. A lot of wild type zebrafish in my lab produce a couple veil finned offspring in each spawning. They are not common in the wild because they're simply the ones that get picked off by predators first.

Would it be immoral for us to cull these sports? Not to be too heavy, but I believe culling these sports would be comparable to "culling" children with genetic diseases. Playing devil's advocate here.

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