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#1 Mystix212

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Posted 25 April 2007 - 03:08 AM

Now that I have your attention.
What fish could breed with convicts? Or what small South American cichlids can cross breed? I want to make mutant fish!

#2 GuppyDude

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Posted 25 April 2007 - 03:38 PM

Heh, perhaps you are not the sort who should be cross breeding fish. :good:

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Posted 25 April 2007 - 04:15 PM

or perhaps he should be encouraged to go forth and mulitiply..... lol

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Posted 25 April 2007 - 09:49 PM

Hah, lets hope not. :rolleyes:

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 12:07 AM

i know they aren't cichlids or hybrids, but if you just want to try your hand at breeding "mutant fish" check out the Desert Goby (an Australian native fish). they're little yellow beasties with big rubbery lips; they need brackish water but are otherwise quite hardy!

http://www.amonline....sh/ceremius.htm

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here's a sexy picture of them: http://www.metop-aqu...erie/91,020.htm

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#6 Mystix212

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 05:19 AM

L:et me rephrase my topic. What small south american cichlids can breed with a convict?

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 11:01 AM

Convicts will x with...

Texas
Fire mouth
Sajica
Jade Eye
Jack Dempsey

Please breed responsibly (the fish i mean), and if you do end up with adult spawn eventually, make sure those whom you sell them to know exactly what they are getting. Handing hybrid fish over to your LFS is irresponsible and a danger to the hobby of fish keeping. Have fun. :good:

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 11:22 AM

L:et me rephrase my topic. What small south american cichlids can breed with a convict?


Convicts aren't even south american. They're central american. So trying to get a convict to breed with a south american fish is even more unnatural than trying to cross breed two central american fish.

Heh, perhaps you are not the sort who should be cross breeding fish. :good:


Couldn't agree more.

Edited by idlefingers, 26 April 2007 - 11:23 AM.


#9 Mystix212

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Posted 27 April 2007 - 05:06 AM

I know about the hybrids and the do's and donts, I just wanted to know what AMERICAN cichlids or anything else can breed with a convict. The possible offspring would be raised in a 40 G tank with pleco's. I would only do 2 or 3 spawns and feed the low quality fish to my other fish. Then keep the best 4 or so from the spawns and keep them in a much larger tank.

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Posted 27 April 2007 - 03:51 PM

mutants are easy to make :) ul find convicts will readily breed with just about anything
ive perfected my mutant.
so far ive had about 700 Convict+sajica+jade eye hybrid spawn
really really agrressiv:P but really brightly coloured.
good luck with your hybriding

#11 Mystix212

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Posted 28 April 2007 - 03:36 AM

Thanks, I could probably do Firemouth and con. I dont get many american cichlids near me, just lots and lots of african.

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Posted 13 May 2007 - 04:04 AM

L:et me rephrase my topic. What small south american cichlids can breed with a convict?


Convicts aren't even south american. They're central american. So trying to get a convict to breed with a south american fish is even more unnatural than trying to cross breed two central american fish.

Heh, perhaps you are not the sort who should be cross breeding fish. :good:


Couldn't agree more.


South american to central.....hello texas are from america and convicts are from central america but you can still get a texas Convict...so the chances of central to southern are just as good.

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Posted 31 May 2007 - 08:57 PM

Convicts will x with...

Texas
Fire mouth
Sajica
Jade Eye
Jack Dempsey


salvini
red devil
flower horn

but sajica and jade eye are the same thing no?

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Posted 31 May 2007 - 09:17 PM

Convicts will x with...

Texas
Fire mouth
Sajica
Jade Eye
Jack Dempsey


salvini
red devil
flower horn

but sajica and jade eye are the same thing no?


No sajica = t bar cichlid.

Have you any pics of con x FH, I have never seen any.

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 03:32 PM

Convicts will x with...

Texas
Fire mouth
Sajica
Jade Eye
Jack Dempsey


salvini
red devil
flower horn

but sajica and jade eye are the same thing no?


No sajica = t bar cichlid.

Have you any pics of con x FH, I have never seen any.


Archocentrus spilurus = jade Eyed Cichlid

Archocentrus sajica = T-Bar Cichlid

no no pics i seen a con/FH on MFK a while back
also seen (and did see the pics of the eggs with thge mum&dad) a red devil x dovii, that there over on MFK in the Hybrid page

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Posted 03 June 2007 - 09:34 PM

I once had a Convict and a Texas cross breed; unfortunately none of the fry survived - I think they got eaten by all the other tank mates - this was in a community tank with loads of other fish...I wasn't even trying to breed them, it just happened!

So is this cross breeding thing quite common then? I actually had a convict pair, but one of the convicts paired off with the Texas and they had fry.... :blink:

Edited by norite, 03 June 2007 - 09:36 PM.


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Posted 04 June 2007 - 02:33 AM

Just saying, an albino is a mutant, a random variation within genes :drool: , but what you are doing is crossing fish, so instead of saying mutant, say crosses, or just use an X. :rolleyes: :good:

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Posted 10 June 2007 - 05:20 PM

once had a pairing between convict and jade eye the offspring were great the males grew to about to about 6 to 7 inches
and females about 5 inches male develops a large lump on his head i used to feed them by hand .they used to brush around my arm like a cat


good luck biff :thumbs:

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 05:48 PM

Now that I have your attention.
What fish could breed with convicts? Or what small South American cichlids can cross breed? I want to make mutant fish!

 

I have a blue eye cichlid which bred with convict cichlid. I didn't mean for it to happen and have gotten rid of the convicts since however there are about 25/30 fry in my tank along with the blue eye and I'm eager to see how they turn out. Blue eyes are cousins to convict but they are different. Convicts are pretty easy to breed so you may have some luck. I'm hoping to have some fish with some color mutation. Good luck and don't listen to these haters.



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Posted 23 March 2013 - 06:57 PM

Shouldn't be done at all in my opinion. Flowerhorns are hybrids as it is and they can't work out what they are a hybrid of! I don't think there should be any more crossing of cichlids that could end up with "fish" like flowerhorns. But this is just my opinion and given the amount of fish people are giving you that will cross with a Convict I'd say it is just me that thinks this. Just keep things natural, please! Why mess with nature? I say just leave it. Convicts may not be the most exciting fish ever but they are nice in their own right. They are also highly aggressive so please do not cross them with other fish.






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