How to tell if your Blue Eyed Leucistic is also Banana

We discovered a way to tell if your BEL is carrying Banana. I breed a lot of Banana BEL to make my Blue Eyeds. Previously we didn’t think there was a way to tell if they were carrying the Banana gene. One of my employees who IDs and sets up babies discovered this method. I thought it was interesting and wanted to share it with you guys. It is performed by illuminating behind the eyes. If they glow red they are Banana and if not they aren’t.


No Banana


Banana

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wow that is really amazing. Never would have thought of that. Thanks for sharing

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How cool! I’ve used a blacklight in the past but never thought of illuminating the head.

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great tip, gonna have to remember this

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Thats awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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Great tip Mike, thanks for sharing!

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Excellent info. I wonder if that will carry true with other banana combos. Once you stack other genes sometimes it can be hard to tell. Solid update

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Sure fire way to tell for sure.

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That is very useful. Thanks for the tip.

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:rofl::rofl::rofl::joy::rofl::joy::rofl::joy::rofl::joy:

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It’s the little things in the hobby that make such a positive impact. Great to know thank you very much!

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Any particular reason you use Banana bels as breeders?

Do Banana bels ever show spots?