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Jimmy

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(Msg. 1) Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 4:18 am
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Hi all,

If there are different kind/species of Cichlids in the same tank, can
female Cichlid (of one specie) mating & breeding with another male
Cichlid (of another specie)? If so, will the babies become mixed
species?

Thanks,
Jimmy

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Steve Wolstenholme

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(Msg. 2) Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 2:04 pm
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On 9 Apr 2007 00:18:18 -0700, "Jimmy" wrote:

>If there are different kind/species of Cichlids in the same tank, can
>female Cichlid (of one specie) mating & breeding with another male
>Cichlid (of another specie)? If so, will the babies become mixed
>species?
>

Some cichlids will hybridised very easily when their natural partners
are not available. The crosses are not usually so nice.

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swarvegorilla

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(Msg. 3) Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 8:17 pm
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"Jimmy" wrote in message

> Hi all,
>
> If there are different kind/species of Cichlids in the same tank, can
> female Cichlid (of one specie) mating & breeding with another male
> Cichlid (of another specie)? If so, will the babies become mixed
> species?
>
> Thanks,
> Jimmy
>

Yep they call them hybrids.
not really a new species at all tho.... more just a mongrel
some crosses won't be fertile but most are.
Be careful a lot of fish keepers hate hybrids and will give ya a hard time
about.....
But, they are just defending their bloodlines with 'vigor' heh
what do ya have making babys at the moment dude?
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Wojciech Milc / The Power

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(Msg. 4) Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 8:17 pm
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swarvegorilla wrote:
> "Jimmy" wrote in message
>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> If there are different kind/species of Cichlids in the same tank, can
>> female Cichlid (of one specie) mating & breeding with another male
>> Cichlid (of another specie)? If so, will the babies become mixed
>> species?
>
> Be careful a lot of fish keepers hate hybrids and will give ya a hard
time
> about.....

Yeah, gimme the location of the tank, I may have some explosives nearby
:-)

milc, 500L malawi mbuna
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Jimmy

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(Msg. 5) Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 2:56 am
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Hey all,

Thanks for all comment. I'm a newbie to Cichlid and suspecting seeing
a mixed (hybrids) sold in large-department-store ... I could be wrong
as I don't know enough to identify them. It looks like an African
Zebra with black stripes and an orange color body.

I have just started my first and new tank ... just bought a couple of
small ones of different species, plus another 3 of the same kind (true
African Zebra Cichlid). They're only a 2 months or so old, so it's
another 4 months or so before they're possibly mature enough to
breed. As I'm still not knowing enough which one is male and which
one is female yet. Guess I'll just take good care of them for now and
go-with-the-flow :)

Jimmy
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Wojciech Milc / The Power

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(Msg. 6) Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 1:16 pm
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Jimmy wrote:
>
> I have just started my first and new tank ... just bought a couple of
> small ones of different species, plus another 3 of the same kind (true
> African Zebra Cichlid). They're only a 2 months or so old, so it's
> another 4 months or so before they're possibly mature enough to
> breed. As I'm still not knowing enough which one is male and which
> one is female yet. Guess I'll just take good care of them for now and
> go-with-the-flow :)

OK, but remember, that THE FLOW :-) in the Malawi tank has to be
strong, as the bio filtration volume, especially in crowded
tanks (less than 20 liters per fish). I have two large canister filters
(~5 liters of bio media, ~9 liters filter volume) with 850 lph output
each, plus two internal filters (fine mechanical filtration media) with
700 lph output each - all in 500 L tank with 35 fish.

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Best regards, milc, 500L Mbuna tank, 500L Aulonacara/Haplochromis tank
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(Msg. 7) Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 6:20 pm
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"Wojciech Milc / The Power Of Dreams" wrote in
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> swarvegorilla wrote:
>> "Jimmy" wrote in message
>>
>>> Hi all,
>>>
>>> If there are different kind/species of Cichlids in the same tank, can
>>> female Cichlid (of one specie) mating & breeding with another male
>>> Cichlid (of another specie)? If so, will the babies become mixed
>>> species?
>>
>> Be careful a lot of fish keepers hate hybrids and will give ya a hard
> time
>> about.....
>
> Yeah, gimme the location of the tank, I may have some explosives nearby
> :-)

Now, I know most problems CAN be solved with H.E.
But.... maybe overkill.
Besides they might be really pretty... like with red fins and green eyes or
something.
:)



>
> milc, 500L malawi mbuna
>
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(Msg. 8) Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 6:20 pm
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swarvegorilla wrote:
> "Wojciech Milc / The Power Of Dreams" wrote in
> message
>> swarvegorilla wrote:
>>> "Jimmy" wrote in message
>>>
>>>> Hi all,
>>>>
>>>> If there are different kind/species of Cichlids in the same tank,
can
>>>> female Cichlid (of one specie) mating & breeding with another male
>>>> Cichlid (of another specie)? If so, will the babies become mixed
>>>> species?
>>>
>>> Be careful a lot of fish keepers hate hybrids and will give ya a
hard
>>> time about.....
>>
>> Yeah, gimme the location of the tank, I may have some explosives
nearby
>> :-)
>
> Now, I know most problems CAN be solved with H.E.
> But.... maybe overkill.
> Besides they might be really pretty... like with red fins and green
eyes
> or something.

Yeah, and a big purple ears, if you mixbreed them long enough.

:-)

milc
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(Msg. 9) Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 4:24 pm
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if ya can get some pics up we can help ya sort boys from girls mate



"Wojciech Milc / The Power Of Dreams" wrote in
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> Jimmy wrote:
>>
>> I have just started my first and new tank ... just bought a couple of
>> small ones of different species, plus another 3 of the same kind (true
>> African Zebra Cichlid). They're only a 2 months or so old, so it's
>> another 4 months or so before they're possibly mature enough to
>> breed. As I'm still not knowing enough which one is male and which
>> one is female yet. Guess I'll just take good care of them for now and
>> go-with-the-flow :)
>
> OK, but remember, that THE FLOW :-) in the Malawi tank has to be
> strong, as the bio filtration volume, especially in crowded
> tanks (less than 20 liters per fish). I have two large canister filters
> (~5 liters of bio media, ~9 liters filter volume) with 850 lph output
> each, plus two internal filters (fine mechanical filtration media) with
> 700 lph output each - all in 500 L tank with 35 fish.
>
> -- !
> Best regards, milc, 500L Mbuna tank, 500L Aulonacara/Haplochromis tank
>
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