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HRP/Con Hybrid Fry!

Postby Chubbs the Jellybean » Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:25 pm

So I was doing a water change today on my 20 long (HRP Male, pristellas) and found about 30 wrigglers in the cichlid stone that my male has been hiding in much more often than normal. I was baffled because 4 days ago I removed the female "baby" 1" convict from the tank because one morning I woke up to the HRP with tattered pectoral fins. Turns out they were a pair and bred!!

I know they'll be hybrids, but the question becomes, should I reunite the pair? or no?
55g (soon 75) - 1 Oscar (5"), 1 spotted raphael, 10 Tiger barbs, 1 Orange Seam Pleco (L106)
20L Planted - 1 HRP "Rio Danli", 8 pristella tetras, 2 unsexed HRP
15g - 5 unsexed Cutteri "Rio Jutiapa"
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Postby TheFishGuy » Wed Oct 12, 2011 6:11 am

No. This is exactly how pure strains get tainted.
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Postby Chubbs the Jellybean » Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:29 am

Okay cool, I was going to just feed the fry to my 55 gallon. No intention to keep or ever sell any.
55g (soon 75) - 1 Oscar (5"), 1 spotted raphael, 10 Tiger barbs, 1 Orange Seam Pleco (L106)
20L Planted - 1 HRP "Rio Danli", 8 pristella tetras, 2 unsexed HRP
15g - 5 unsexed Cutteri "Rio Jutiapa"
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Postby Aquatic Aggression » Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:22 am

Not at all tempted to grow any to see what they look like? As long as they are not passed on as pure species or released into the will I don't see any harm in it.
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Postby CiChLiD LoVeR128 » Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:27 pm

TheFishGuy wrote:No. This is exactly how pure strains get tainted.


Agreed! :thumb:

Keep them separated. This is what happens in community setups. That's why I keep all of my fish in species only tanks.
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Postby Chubbs the Jellybean » Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:36 pm

I figured they wouldn't breed since the female con was only 1" long, I guess I've been proven wrong. No worries, I don't plan on letting any of these fry survive, they will be food for my tiger barbs and texas in the 55 once I can syphon them out.
55g (soon 75) - 1 Oscar (5"), 1 spotted raphael, 10 Tiger barbs, 1 Orange Seam Pleco (L106)
20L Planted - 1 HRP "Rio Danli", 8 pristella tetras, 2 unsexed HRP
15g - 5 unsexed Cutteri "Rio Jutiapa"
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Postby MonteSS » Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:52 pm

Aquatic Aggression wrote:Not at all tempted to grow any to see what they look like? As long as they are not passed on as pure species or released into the will I don't see any harm in it.


Probably similar to my pair that I grew out.

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75g SA- Australoheros Oblongum,wild Scalare Angels,Keyholes,Green Sev

46g Nic pair

26g Multi Shelldwellers
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Postby Chubbs the Jellybean » Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:02 pm

That was what I was thinking, was hoping you'd throw your .02 in there Bill. I think I'm going to keep them separate because I'm turning the 20 long into a planted tank, and am hoping for a peaceful atmosphere. Having that pair I think will make it a little stressful on the tetras. Though it is very tempting to grow a couple out if there's a possibility of a brute like this...

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55g (soon 75) - 1 Oscar (5"), 1 spotted raphael, 10 Tiger barbs, 1 Orange Seam Pleco (L106)
20L Planted - 1 HRP "Rio Danli", 8 pristella tetras, 2 unsexed HRP
15g - 5 unsexed Cutteri "Rio Jutiapa"
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Postby Chubbs the Jellybean » Fri Oct 14, 2011 5:29 pm

Dad with his 30 kids that are going to by syphoned out soon

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55g (soon 75) - 1 Oscar (5"), 1 spotted raphael, 10 Tiger barbs, 1 Orange Seam Pleco (L106)
20L Planted - 1 HRP "Rio Danli", 8 pristella tetras, 2 unsexed HRP
15g - 5 unsexed Cutteri "Rio Jutiapa"
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Postby irondan » Fri Oct 14, 2011 9:31 pm

my hrp female spawned with my male spilurus. i have 50-60 fry that will be feeders for my jd juvies. i am tempted to grow out a couple out of curiosity
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Postby Bruce Haynes » Fri Oct 14, 2011 9:36 pm

Best to just feed them to the others and be done with it. Curiosity is not necessarily a good thing when it comes to hybrids.
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Postby mlancaster » Fri Oct 14, 2011 9:56 pm

Hi Chubbs the Jellybean,

Do you have any other pictures of your HRP? He looks so blue in that picture; very cool.

Thanks,
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Postby Chubbs the Jellybean » Sat Oct 15, 2011 1:05 pm

Yeah

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55g (soon 75) - 1 Oscar (5"), 1 spotted raphael, 10 Tiger barbs, 1 Orange Seam Pleco (L106)
20L Planted - 1 HRP "Rio Danli", 8 pristella tetras, 2 unsexed HRP
15g - 5 unsexed Cutteri "Rio Jutiapa"
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Postby MonteSS » Sat Oct 15, 2011 2:39 pm

Nice Chubster!

...Bill
75g CA- HRP,Thor. Mixteco Gold,Centrarchus,Con,JD

75g SA- Australoheros Oblongum,wild Scalare Angels,Keyholes,Green Sev

46g Nic pair

26g Multi Shelldwellers
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Postby Chubbs the Jellybean » Sat Oct 15, 2011 10:22 pm

MonteSS wrote:Nice Chubster!

...Bill


Thanks Bill, means a lot!
55g (soon 75) - 1 Oscar (5"), 1 spotted raphael, 10 Tiger barbs, 1 Orange Seam Pleco (L106)
20L Planted - 1 HRP "Rio Danli", 8 pristella tetras, 2 unsexed HRP
15g - 5 unsexed Cutteri "Rio Jutiapa"
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