Wild catch albino Polypterus ornatipinnis

giseok jung

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Finally, i got the holy grail.
Wild catch albino Polypterus ornatipinnis from Kasai river in D.R.Congo.

She is female and around 26cm long now.
(It's one week after she catched in Africa)

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You can clearly see it's red eye.

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Also it has identical fin pattern of Polypterus ornatipinnis so it was very easy to ID her species.
And also, i think this is best part of her.

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Top view.

Hope i can be lucky enough to see her next generation too.
 

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So, albinism is a recessive trait and can be passed on through breeding with another fish that has the trait, correct?
 
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So the growout thread begins...... Will she be going in the tank with all the other Bichirs?
 
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