South American Cichlids • blue convicts?

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blue convicts?

Postby punk_123 » Wed Apr 09, 2008 7:29 pm

i have been trying to breed a stripe convict, which was called a turquoise convict, with an albino to get the result of a blue convict. i have recently read that the blue convicts are really another species altogether. has anyone had luck with breeding an actual blue convict? His first babies have beautiful golden dorsal fins and blue tail and anal fins, can i hope for more?
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Postby Toby_H » Thu Apr 10, 2008 12:19 am

The way I understand breeding…

When you cross two fish who are different color morphs of the same species… the result is either a percentage of each… and/or the offspring look like one parent, but hold a recessive gene for the second parent’s color…

When you cross two fish of different species… the offspring look like a blend of each parent, often to varying degrees…

I would expect some exceptions to this rule though… This also may be an oversimplification, if so I'm sure someone else will clarify...
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Postby Izzydawg » Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:36 am

The Fish Guy has some, I don't know exactly how he did it, but I'm sure he will have some info.
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Postby chrispyweld » Sun Apr 13, 2008 12:42 am

Um never heard of a turquoise Convict. Sure it's not a severum they can have very similar bars when young?

Might get a better response in the Central American section.
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Postby punk_123 » Sun Apr 13, 2008 5:15 pm

it's definitly a convict here's a pic ... 400991.jpg
you can't really see the blue on him on the pic
here's his babies ... 401017.jpg
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