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Cross Breeding Convicts

Discussion in 'Hybrid Fish' started by Mystix212, Apr 24, 2007.

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  1. Mystix212

    Mystix212 Member

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    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

    GuppyDude Stephen

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

    xingumike Got beer?

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

    GuppyDude Stephen

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    Hah, lets hope not. :rolleyes:
     
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    pica_nuttalli don't be a twit

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

    GuppyDude Stephen

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    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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    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.

    Couldn't agree more.
     
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    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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    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
     
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    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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    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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    salvini
    red devil
    flower horn

    but sajica and jade eye are the same thing no?
     
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    No sajica = t bar cichlid.

    Have you any pics of con x FH, I have never seen any.
     
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    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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    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:
     
  17. jourdy288

    jourdy288 Sorry, can't help spammin, it's the OCD! Hey there

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    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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    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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    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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    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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