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Redtop/Snow white scofoli

Discussion in 'Cichlids' started by SmokeyCFH, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. SmokeyCFH

    SmokeyCFH Thread Starter New Member

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    What are your guys' thoughts about this mix?
     
  2. Anthony

    Anthony Active Member

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    As far as what goes ?
     
  3. SmokeyCFH

    SmokeyCFH Thread Starter New Member

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    hybrid cichlids, apparently my buddy had a male red top and a female scofoli and they bred in my tank and now i have hybrid fry.
     
  4. SmokeyCFH

    SmokeyCFH Thread Starter New Member

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    I guess what I'm asking is does anyone see breeding these a problem? She spit up 20+ fry all but 5 being albino, I know i wont have a problem selling them to a store but they're actually kind of cool lookin
     
  5. buzz4520

    buzz4520 Well-Known Member

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    i bet the fry will turn out looking really nice. we've got 6 juvie socolofi/greshakei mix and they turned out looking real good.
     
  6. Coach T

    Coach T New Member

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    I think those will be a cool mix! Grow some out and post pictures :D
     
  7. Jeff W

    Jeff W New Member

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    It is ok to breed them if you are going to keep them. As far as selling them to a pet shop I don't agree. Putting them on the market will ruin this hobby. Alot of us promote pure strain fish. I only do species tanks just to avoid hybrid fish. It is really frustrating that a pet shop will buy these hybrids from people and then put a name to them. It is the same as pet shops that sell mixed cichlids. One white one, one blue, one a yellow one and so on. These fish were raised in ponds and you really don't know what they are. Funny thing is every fish in that mixed tank was a cross breed and most likely had the same parents. I am not saying they don't look nice but they should be kept by the breeder or culled. This is just my two cents. I am not looking to argue with any one, to each his own.

    Jeff
     
  8. Coach T

    Coach T New Member

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    We are just talking about Fish? You should be able to do what you want with your fish-but I agree you should not sell them to the pet stores but you can give them away to your friends, just be honest with people what you are giving them!
     
  9. Robin Milford

    Robin Milford New Member

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    If you are sure that they can take proper care of them. hiya
     
  10. Porodo

    Porodo New Member

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    I think this mix is nice. Most of the beautiful fish are from sea. People collect them from sea to keep them in aquarium. Some beautiful sea fish have funny fish names and i have collected some of them to keep in my aquarium.
     
  11. HBIC

    HBIC Need help??? That's what we're here for :)

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    I am not fond of interbreeding species, I think we as hobbyists need to help to promote healthy pure strains and not muddle the blood lines just to get pretty colors, but hey that is just one person opinion :)