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    Update on Texas cichlids

    Discussion in 'Central and South American Cichlids' started by Cichlids-r-beasts, Apr 12, 2018.

    1. Cichlids-r-beasts

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      So I’ve come to the conclusion that my male Texas cichlid is infertile or he’s really,really dumb. He constantly tries to mate with my female but by the next day the eggs (which are infertile) are gone.
      Anyway here’s some pics.
      Male is 7.5-8 inches.
      Female is 5 inches.

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      Nice looking fish, I like the yellow around his face. Sorry about the eggs lol
       
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    3. Cichlids-r-beasts

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      Yeah I still love him. I don’t have space for hundreds of babies anyway lol
       
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      I love it when I see a real Texas.
       
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      There is just something about a big male Texas Cichlid!
       
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      Very nice fish, my male was just as dumb,
      had a couple of batches and one day decided the female would be a punching bag
      RIP Misses Texas

      (No that's not him in my avatar)
       
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      Same here. Most are hybrids or caprintis (not that caprintis is bad). It’s just you don’t see people keeping them often.
      Really nice fish OP.
       
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      Fish in first and last pic, looks like it might be a hybrid to me. If that is the infertile fish, that may explain it.
      Very nice looking fish though.
       
    9. Cichlids-r-beasts

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      Nope that’s the female. The male is the larger one.
       
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      Deadliestviper7 The Necromancer

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      Ease off the pellets for a bit, it sometimes messes with fertility, krill,earthworms,silversides and crickets all good before breeding
       

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