The HeLi strain was created
in Gissen, Germany in Prof. Dr. Fritz Anders laboratory by crossing X.
(with the Li pigment pattern) with X.
(Lancetilla strain). The strain
by crossing Li-bearing fish with the X.
Note: The Red Albino (RA) strain
was commercially obtained
from the wholesale company Quality Bred Discus
These fish are assumed
to be hybrids. The origin of the albinism mutation is unknown.
Note: The X.
a/a) strain is derived
from the Db-, Rio
line (see southern swordtails). This albino of X.
first arrived in the XGSC in July 2001 as a generous gift from Professor Manfred
, Wurzburg, Germany.