Pelvicachromis genus

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Forums' started by Dom90, Jul 17, 2015.

  1. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    So I'm wondering if it's possible for different species of this genus to cross-breed or hybridize...

    I currently have two P. Puncher, one of each gender supposedly. I'm supposed to get between 10-15 of Pelvicachromis Taeniatus sometime next week. I am planning to put some of them in my empty 29g but the rest have to go in the 75g before I can vent.
    Anders247, any thoughts or ideas?
    Sent from my iPhone using Fish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum
     
  2. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    Yes, I have heard of them hybridizing.
     
  3. OP
    OP
    Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    Oh boy... I don't want hybrid fry...


    Sent from my iPhone using Fish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum
     




  4. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    Yeah......
     
  5. Geoff

    Geoff Well Known Member Member

    Frankenfish!
     
  6. OP
    OP
    Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    Any idea how big P. Taeniatus gets?


    Sent from my iPhone using Fish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum
     
  7. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    According to Seriously fish, they get smaller than P. pulcher. Males at 3.2 inches and females at 2.4 inches.
     
  8. OP
    OP
    Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    So how many could I put into a 29g if I was to kind of overcrowd like an African cichlid tank?


    Sent from my iPhone using Fish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum
     
  9. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    I would do just one pair. They may invade each others' spawning sites and you'd have a blood bath.
     
  10. OP
    OP
    Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    Ok so basically get 10, get a breeding pair, sell off the rest?

    Keep in mind these are wild-caught P.taeniatus from Nigeria(?)
    Sent from my iPhone using Fish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum
     
  11. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    Yes, pretty much.... since they're wild caught, they may not be as hardy as aquarium bred ones.
     
  12. OP
    OP
    Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    Yea gonna have to do slow acclimation and that's why I need more than two to ensure breeding success.


    Sent from my iPhone using Fish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum

    Ok I've reduced my request of these fish down to 8-10, that way I can just sell off the extras that pull through after initial acclimation and 1-2 weeks of evaluation.


    Sent from my iPhone using Fish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 18, 2015
  13. TexasDomer

    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    Ooh, those sound tempting! Trade you a pair for the angelfish ;)
     
  14. OP
    OP
    Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    Haha sure I be down for that but you're so far away!


    Sent from my iPhone using Fish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum
     
  15. chromedome52

    chromedome52 Fishlore VIP Member

    Wild from Nigeria, they should be real taeniatus. Males can get 4 inches in the aquarium, I've seen them this size. There are three color variants; red and green are rare, yellow being the most common. Lamboj says the fish from Nigeria are more tolerant of harder water and higher pH. There was a recent paper splitting the populations formerly called taeniatus into different species. I bred the Moliwe population, from Cameroon, which has now been verified as the species ------kribensis!!! Now I have to go back and find some real taeniatus. First I have to find some money, though.

    Add plenty of caves, I used coconut shells. Cheap and yet natural looking. And I like coconut! I think 30" is a bit tight for 10 of them if they are mature, I'd be getting a pair or two out ASAP. Also, females are more aggressive with other females than the males are. I never saw this problem because I could never afford more than a pair or two.

    These were Nigerian Yellows belonging to a friend of mine.
     

     
     
  16. OP
    OP
    Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    Yea I'll take some good pics and let you see if it looks the same, if I end up getting them.


    Sent from my iPhone using Fish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum
     
  17. OP
    OP
    Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    Bump.... So I got the wild-caught Pelvicachromis today and I'm acclimating them as we speak.


    Sent from my iPhone using Fish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum
     
  18. TexasDomer

    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    Pics!
     
  19. OP
    OP
    Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    They're still hiding behind the rock work I'll try to take a pic in a bit.


    Sent from my iPhone using Fish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum

    Ok they're starting to come out but the tank has a dark background so you wouldn't be able to see anything in a pic.


    Sent from my iPhone using Fish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 26, 2015
  20. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    Pics?
     




  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice