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Deadeye

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duanes duanes is the biggest hybrid fanatic around here :thumbsup:
Nobody is a bigger fan of hybrids, I’d venture to say even HybridFinatic HybridFinatic doesn’t like them as much.
 

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what if someone had a aquarium with:
5 male and 5 female of one type of cichlid
and
5 male and 5 female of another type of cichlid that can hybridize with the other kind
would that mean they only would mate only with their same type or would all 20 of them mix breed?
 
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Deadeye

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what if someone had a aquarium with:
5 male and 5 female of one type of cichlid
and
5 male and 5 female of another type of cichlid that can hybridize with the other kind
would that mean they only would mate only with their same type or would all 20 of them mix breed?
Depends on species. Some hybridize more readily than others. A convict will make a hybrid sooner than say, a Jack Dempsey. More than likely, the cichlids will pick their species over another, but there are always exceptions. The first pair will rid the tank of most competitors.
 
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Theos.dad

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Other than the OB peacocks this is the only hybrid I have. I honestly wasnt a fan until the opportunity came up to help a friend, and this fish, out of a jam. These guys are ridiculously interactive.

In reality I guess all fish are when they only have you to interact with. Especially cichlids

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