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Maingano or Socolofi with Red Zebra colony?

Postby Mudkicker1 » Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:22 pm

I have a red zebra colony in a 75g. Time to add some blue. Between Maingano or Socolofi which is a better match in terms of aggression and hybridization?
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Re: Maingano or Socolofi with Red Zebra colony?

Postby DJRansome » Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:59 pm

Aggression similar and hybridization not a problem.

It comes down to do you like the bright blue or the pale blue?
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Re: Maingano or Socolofi with Red Zebra colony?

Postby Mudkicker1 » Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:07 pm

DJRansome wrote:Aggression similar and hybridization not a problem.

It comes down to do you like the bright blue or the pale blue?
I would think that there is a greater risk of cross breeding with the Socolofi.
I would prefer Maingano so long as there won't be too aggressive for my Red Zebra.

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Re: Maingano or Socolofi with Red Zebra colony?

Postby DJRansome » Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:29 pm

No, socolofi is Pseudotropheus and red zebras are Metriaclima.

The socolofi were more aggressive than the red zebra IME but they were fine together.

I have also had maingano with Metriaclima msobo...fine together.
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Re: Maingano or Socolofi with Red Zebra colony?

Postby Mudkicker1 » Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:21 pm

DJRansome wrote:No, socolofi is Pseudotropheus and red zebras are Metriaclima.

The socolofi were more aggressive than the red zebra IME but they were fine together.

I have also had maingano with Metriaclima msobo...fine together.
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Re: Maingano or Socolofi with Red Zebra colony?

Postby noki » Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:06 pm

Maingano would be more of a contrast, if you can get some good ones, I would.

Red Zebras have natural light blue dominant males, the fish have been bred to be orange but I doubt they comprehend that, so maybe that might confuse the Red Zebras a little. Probably not a major problem.
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Re: Maingano or Socolofi with Red Zebra colony?

Postby Mudkicker1 » Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:42 pm

noki wrote:Maingano would be more of a contrast, if you can get some good ones, I would.

Red Zebras have natural light blue dominant males, the fish have been bred to be orange but I doubt they comprehend that, so maybe that might confuse the Red Zebras a little. Probably not a major problem.
My colony of red zebra were purchased as "Red Red" and they are actually a peachy pink color.... go figure. The males have a blue sheen in their dorsal and tail fins.

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