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Captive Bred Ltd in Israel breeds the rarest fish in the world!

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This year Captive Bred Ltd shocked the world with a new breed of designer clownfish that was so much more unique than any designer clownfish ever seen before!  Not only were these beautiful clownfish uniquely patterned they were also incredibly rare.  A lot of deepwater species of fish are very hard to collect and thus are rare in the hobby.  In the vast ocean though these fish are not rare.

When it comes to captive breeding of rare fish the moment they are successfully captive bred they instantly become common.  The Lightning maroon is a good example of this.  When just one individual was bred a huge number of offspring were able to be produced.  In just one clutch of eggs from the original Lightning maroon female there are more Lightning maroon offspring than there are in all of the huge PeaceKeeper parent clutches for an entire year!  This is because the Lightning pattern is genetically dominant and a large number of the offspring will carry this trait.  PeaceKeepers do not breed this way and thus will remain rare for much longer than other ‘rare’ designer clownfish.

Hats off to Captive Bred Ltd for their dedicated long term breeding R & D projects which produce amazing designer clownfish like the PeaceKeeper maroon.  To quote Captive Bred Ltd “Long term R & D projects of new species is continuously adding new species/morphs to our stock list.  We feel that like the Rolling Stones song claims:  Time is on our side.”  I personally cannot wait to see what Captive Bed Ltd has in store for us for the future!  Keep up the good work guys!!!

2 Responses to “Captive Bred Ltd in Israel breeds the rarest fish in the world!”

  1. A reputable brdeeer usually does not breed those 10 females. Some will be too young to breed and are working on their championships. and growing out until they are 2 years old and can be tested. Some of those may fail and not be bred at all. Usually a good brdeeer will retire a female at 5 or 6 years of age. And will not breed every heat. So at most usually they will only get 3 maybe 4 litters if that many from each female before they are retired. Many brdeeers breed even less. So some of those 10 females are retired and having no more puppies. So considering, this brdeeer has 10 females. and the breed lives to 15 years old.1-2 dogs will be too young3-4 dogs will be breeding age4-6 dogs will be retired.Plus it is very expensive to breed good quality dogs. See some of the other posts to get an idea of the costs.

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  2. Hi Isabel! I appreciate your comment. I’m not sure where you are getting the number ’10 females’ from. I also disagree with your comment that a good breeder will retire a female at 5-6 years of age. Considering it takes 2-3 years minimum to get a female laying eggs it is definitely untrue that breeders only hatch eggs for around 3 years. Most clownfish can be productive females for at least 6-7 years. Many can be productive for over 10 years. And to say that most breeders will get 3 maybe 4 litters before a female is retired is also something I would disagree with. We have many many females here that we have tracked since their first clutch and we are now raising clutch 130. That’s almost 5 years of raising a clutch every 2 weeks. And are we talking about dogs here or fish? It seems you may be discussing dogs. This website is all about clownfish :) Not just any clownfish but the nicest clownfish in the world… the PeaceKeeper Maroon!

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