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CA Cichlids are more closely related than most people think.
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Put the scrappy little Pink Convict back in the tank!

https://www.cichlid-forum.com/phpbb/vie ... 3&t=455203

Some hybrid Jd+Texas fry, could be a nice variety change of pace from the ol' pellets, yo'. :roll:
 

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The pink guy is going back in population once the 150g is up and running.

This pair here was hunting down the other JD female in the 75g. That and them doing the circle dance we moved them into a 29 until big tank is read also.

I will see what comes out of this fry and share pics. I expect we will have a good % die off being ours and the new pair's first rodeo.

Wife is home full time with the tanks so they are mointored almost 24/7. Updates as we go.
 

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So just an update to this thread, here are a couple pics of the outcome of this cross breeding mixup. One of the remaining offspring from a Female JD and a Male Texas cichlid (LFS guy calls him a "blue" Texas). This was the biggest guy out of the bunch, always first to the dinner table. Roughly 5" at just over a year old. Colors up good, but could not get a still pic to save me.

Anyhow, here's what they turned out looking like.
Water Plant Vertebrate Underwater Organism
Water Plant Plant community Fin Underwater
 

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The dad does not look like a texas cichlid (Herichthys cyanoguttatus). It looks like a green texas cichlid (Herichthys carpintis).

Nice looking offspring.

There is actually a specific name for offsprings of Jack Dempseys and either a texas, green texas, or closely related species with pearlings, by the way. They are called 'galaxy cichlids'.
 

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The dad does not look like a texas cichlid (Herichthys cyanoguttatus). It looks like a green texas cichlid (Herichthys carpintis).

Nice looking offspring.

There is actually a specific name for offsprings of Jack Dempseys and either a texas, green texas, or closely related species with pearlings, by the way. They are called 'galaxy cichlids'.
Cool, did not know there was a name for that type of mix.

Everyone in seperate tanks now to prevent further cross breeding.
 
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