Ligers are not all sterile, I believ not all combos of cichlids are sterile either.Merri68 said:Whatever the little fella is, he's sure a handsome guy. I only recently learned that some species can interbreed. Are the resultant progeny always able to reproduce? Or are they mostly sterile like lygers or horse/donkey hybrids?
I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure that most (if not all) flowerhorns have Midas in them. Most of them are hybrids from within the same family. What we see in them today (the bumpy head, aggression, etc) is mostly the result of linebreeding. I have yet to see a low-grade flowerhorn that didn't scream Midas cichlid to me in appearance.chromedome52 said:Actually, most combinations of Central American Cichlids are fertile. There's a whole industry that has built up around this fact: the Flowerhorn fad. These are all hybrids of various CA Cichlids. In a general sense, the fish above would be classified as some type of Flowerhorn.
Cichlids are actually very much interfertile within subfamilies, and occasionally across subfamily lines.