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Has anyone done any experimenting with breeding different varieties of convicts? I started with a marble male, and being unable to find a marble female, I bred him with both black and pink females. The results of breeding with the black female resulted in all black fry. But, after a couple pink female spawns, I found a pink female who carried the marble gene and ended up with spawns of about half marble and half solid pinks. I recently aquired some Honduran red points, and also a platinum female. I plan to experiment further spawing these with marbles. I'm looking forward to input from others who may have tried these combinations, and what results they encountered.

BTW, I have ohhh, TONS of pink juvies which are FREEEEE to anyone who would like to come and get them, lol. :eek:
 

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Frameshift said:
Honduran red points are a separate species, and as such I feel shouldn't be crossed with the different color morphs of convicts.
I agree with the sentiment.
But while I agree with this I'd like to point out that with the recent revision of the Archocentrus/Cryptoheros groups, it would make even the run of the mill store-bought "convict" a hybrid.

More specific to the original post, I'm currently working with Marble convicts. I'm working for a nice, evenly marbled and highly colored variety of marble con.
I have several WC cons (A. siquia) and one of my marble males does spawn with one of the wild females regularly but I do not bother saving the fry.
 

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They could be the same fish, or they couldn't be, who knows. Some people can't tell the difference between a Green Terror and a Gold Saum, some think they are the same. Until I see DNA proof that shows they are completely different, I'll assume HRPs are just a strain of CON.
 
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