I wouldn't cross closely related species, the fry usually looks very similar to the parents. There are black nasty and Cuban crosses with other species that look good though,I had cubanXred monkey few months ago. Frys looked like garbage at 3-4 inches. Gave them away to friends to feed pbass. Culled the rest.
Also carpintisXred monkey. Grew out to about 3-4 inches looked like garbage also. Gave away to friends, rest were culled.
Was trying cubanXblack nasty but female too small and gave the 2 to a buddy to try out. No luck yet.
Next project I'm thinking about red doviiXhondo jag?
I'm not usually a fan of morphs on fish but I think axanthic jags look pretty nice. The only morph I would really own though are red dovii, maybe that's just because I'm a big fan of dovii though. I bet there is someone that still sells axanthic jags, you just have to search around. Edit: Wait are Gold Jags the same as axanthic jags? That's what I was picturing, if they are then you have loads of options.Good info. I just tried these cross because i have them around. So just to see what comes out. But I'm really trying to get a red jag. Kinda like those xanthic jags that I've seen on you tube from days ago. It be nice to get them back on the market if anyone has a pair to spread.
Yeah, for a lot of things I also lack commitment or patience, but for some reason I am really dedicated to cichlids, hybrids specifically. Maybe it's because cichlids are what got me interested in fish keeping, but IDK.Nope I think breeding nice looking hybrids takes a lot of commitment and generations of breeding.At the end you can end up with something really beautiful though.I lack the commitment and patience for it,it seems