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    firemouth X convict crossbreeding

    Discussion in 'Flowerhorn, Blood Parrots and Other Cichlid Crosse' started by GODZALLA, Apr 30, 2009.

    1. GODZALLA

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      hi ppl ..

      what do u think about cross breeding firemouth female with a male convict ??

      and can i just put them both ( only the 2 of them ) in a tank and wait until they pair off or what to do ??

      do any one did it before and have pics for the hybrid ?!!
       
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      I guess I'll bump this topic... Did you attempt it? The hybrid looks alright, and in the next week I'll be joining my convict and firemouth to see what happens.
       
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      have had a female con male fm living in the same 20 long for a while now. nothing has happened thus far after 2 months. But i have tons of cons in another tank, maybe they just dont like eachother
       
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      ahhh yes, i have considered him to be a female but most signs point to male so im keeping my hopes up, lol. i do however understand that in most cases FM can be impossible to sex unless they have been proven.
       
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      for those who hate links:
      convict was male, firemouth was female:
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      if firemouth is male and convict is female:
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      sorry i didnt resize the images, but here ya go!
      :thumbsup:
       
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      Ohh, those aren't as nice as the google ones... I had to post the google link because MFK blocks WW links:screwy:

      Scope 'him' out and look as his vent size. If the vent looks wide it should be a female, but if it's smaller it should be a male.
      Compare the size to the anus.

      I just joined my two, and if nothing happens for a couple weeks, I'm going to replace my male convict for a female convict. My FM is chasing the convict with just little nudges... Cross your fingers :D
       
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      Sorry for the double post, but my FM isn't nudging the convict anymore. My convict won't do anything back though he's just taking it... Kind of upsetting and it's making me mad.
      I'm getting a female asap tomorrow.
       
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      Sounds like a cool mix. Here's some more pics.

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      my firemouth and convict have also bred male firemouth/ female convict. The fry were born between last night and this morning and are still really tiny, how long before i should start to pull the fry and place them in there own tank? Currently in the tank the fish have bred in i have the firemouth, the convict, a small rubberlip pleco, a jack dempsey, a blooc parrot and a bichir.
       

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