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I am in the process of setting up a Electric Blue breeding group (1 male and 4 females). The tank is displayed in our living room and we want to add a few cichlids of different colors to brighten it up a bit, but we want to be sure that the blues stay pure above all. No hybrids for me. My husband saw a Giraffe today at a local store (probably not the one we would get though) and thought it would make an interesting addition. He and I both prefer the female since we are also thinking about a few yellow labs. If I strip the blue females, will a giraffe male breed with them? I would appreciate any advice as well as any other suggestions about what to add. It is a 75 gallon, but I am getting a few more tanks to house babies and possibly another all male cichlid tank in the near future, so I could move the Giraffe once he/she gets bigger. Let me know what you all think. :D
 

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Lone male Nimbochromis venustus are notorious for spawning with anything you have in the tank; this includes male fish, rocks and decor. They can't seem to help themselves.

A lone male N. venustus is very likely to try spawning with a female Sc. fryeri, especially if he's dominant. A male Sc. fryeri would likely not be as eager to breed with a female N. venustus, particularly if he has plenty of female Sc. fryeri to keep him happy.
 

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Joea said:
Lone male Nimbochromis venustus are notorious for spawning with anything you have in the tank; this includes male fish, rocks and decor. They can't seem to help themselves.
This is true. I had a holding texas holey rock that I recently stripped, only to find out that the fry were half venustus. The holey rocks with the giraffe-like coloring are neat looking, but don't worry guys, I won't be giving them to anyone else. We must keep the bloodlines pure in this hobby.
 

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gaqua said:
Joea said:
Lone male Nimbochromis venustus are notorious for spawning with anything you have in the tank; this includes male fish, rocks and decor. They can't seem to help themselves.
This is true. I had a holding texas holey rock that I recently stripped, only to find out that the fry were half venustus. The holey rocks with the giraffe-like coloring are neat looking, but don't worry guys, I won't be giving them to anyone else. We must keep the bloodlines pure in this hobby.
Ok, that was pretty funny. :wink:
 
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