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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-24-2015, 10:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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My large male festivum and small rainbow cichlid are protecting a nest. At first I thought he was ill from the odd behavior. I just checked and they are hovering over a clutch in a low back corner together. They are the only two cichlids in this 29G so I guess I might of created a problem. Is this common with such an odd pairing and should I expect the fry to be viable?
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Re: Cross breeding

I doubt the fry are viable from a breeding perspective. I'd love to see a photo in 2-3 months just to check them out. Do the hobby a big favor, don't or give away any of these fry.

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Re: Cross breeding

I'd be interested in seeing some photos of any fry that may survive, just for curiousity. As mentioned, dont give away/sell the fry and dont re breed.

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Re: Cross breeding

It is not that uncommon for cichlids to cross breed. I agree with the others, don't give them away or sell them but DO give us pics when they are old enough

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Re: Cross breeding

Apparently they must of ate the eggs because they disappeared. I took the opportunity to separate the two.
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Aww dang it, well at least there is not a chance of them falling into the hands of a greedy person who would sell them to make a quick buck.

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Re: Cross breeding

As long as you give away or sell letting the new owner know exactly what they are buying i see no issue with it. Or sell as feeders....something i would grab in a heartbeat! (very hungry eel lives here lol)

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I would have liked to see the fry, but I'm happy that nature took care of this for you. I have heard of folks pulling hybreds out of feeders and if one unethical person gets their hands on them they are all over the hobby. I commend you for spliting the pair up.

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Re: Cross breeding

I need to get a female rainbow for my male.


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