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New Hybrid Species?

Postby jpeizer » Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:59 pm

I may have inadvertently developed a new species. Its a cross between a:

Lemon Cichlid – (Neolamprologus Leleupi)
Marliers Julie Cichlid (Julidochromis Marlieri)

I had a bunch and then the heater broke and electrocuted Mom, Dad and most of the kids except for two who happened to be a breeding pair... and had a new generation. This is the breeding pair.
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Re: New Hybrid Species?

Postby Mr Chromedome » Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:23 am

It is an unusual hybrid, but it is not a new species. The term "species" has specific scientific requirements. If it had occurred in nature it might have eventually become a species, but in an aquarium under artificial conditions, it's just a hybrid.

Just don't distribute those fry. Even if you tell people they are hybrids, someone, somewhere down the line will forget to include that information.
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Re: New Hybrid Species?

Postby DJRansome » Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:11 pm

Or the breeding pair for that matter.
125G Borleyi, Multipunctata
75G Demasoni, Msobo, Lucipinnis
75G Calvus, Similis, Petricola
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