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Mbuna Species Interbreeding?

Discussion in 'Old World' started by alicia, Sep 14, 2017.

  1. alicia

    alicia New Member

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    A few weeks ago we spotted some babies in our tank. We assumed they were all offspring from the kenyi cichlids since we had two adult males and a number of females.

    I hadn't thought about if our single acei male could be a father until I just moments ago spotted him and a kenyi female with eggs doing their little dance.

    Could "Big Blue" be the father of some of these?

    A few of the babies are quiet dark...
     
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    Yes, it's always a possibility. There are ways to tip the odds in favor of having each species stick to its own, but sometimes it still happens.
     
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    Well I guess we will just have to see when these guys start coloring up more! Unless Maury does paternity tests on fish. :p
     
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