TURQUOISE jewel cichlid!

TigerTalon1

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Looking great!
How did you know it was a female you added? How do you tell male/female apart?
I believe that mine is male. Simply because of his personality and color. Usually the male will be a bit more colorful and larger but that about all you can do to sex them, unless you go to venting.
 

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Can they be bred with red Jewels? So they’re are a man made color variant like the electric blue jack dempsey?
I'm reasonably sure they will hybridize, but why would you want to produce a mutt that might or might not produce more or less color?
Hopefully at this point the separate blue species have species specific names, and because they are rare, worth more than regular jewels (whether your LFS knows it or not.
But with a hybrid they would not be a pure species, and would have to be sold as a hybrid to be truthful, and legitimate, which to me would make them worthless.
 
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TigerTalon1

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I'm reasonably sure they will hybridize, but why would you want to produce a mutt that might or might not produce more or less color?
Hopefully at this point the separate blue species have species specific names, and because they are rare, worth more than regular jewels (whether your LFS knows it or not.
But with a hybrid they would not be a pure species, and would have to be sold as a hybrid to be truthful, and legitimate, which to me would make them worthless.

I wouldn’t want to produce a mutt I would just like to enjoy having a pair of jewel cichlids, I’m not here for the money and if anything I can easily use the babies as food, I wouldn’t go to the extent of attempting to sell offspring or anything like that especially if they aren’t pure. But I agree in terms of classification, hybrids that enter the hobby through improper breeding does complicate matters especially when hybrids begin to spread, I mean we’ve seen it happen with Midas and Red Devils, I mean most of those being sold are usually a mix of the two unless they verified wild caught or F1’s or F2.
 

Rogue Vw

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Hey everyone don't know if anybody is still here I've been looking for info on the turquoise and reds and came here. I have a 4 year old red jewel and recently picked up a turquoise she turned out to be female and within a week they laid lol. So yes the red and turquoise can spawn I will update with future pics

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Having really missed my electric blue Jack Dempsey... I was delighted to have found and picked up a turquoise jewel today! Stunning fish and I'm told they breed true as well, just not very common compared to your regular jewels. Lovely photos everyone.
 

Tj203

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I have a few turquoise they do look amazing when there colors comes out. Congrats on the baby's i have a fish with fry in her mouth but my tank is to big to catch her i tried for hours so don't think I will have any survive.
 
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Rogue Vw

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Little update on the group my turquoise and blood are still at it. I also have about 20 2 inch BloodTurqs. Two of the first gen are full grown and have spawned now also just hatched.

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