What Kind Of Convicts Are These??? Question

Discussion in 'Convict Cichlid' started by FishGirl38, Jun 21, 2018.

  1. FishGirl38Valued MemberMember

    Hi all, I bought a pair of convicts about 7months ago and they've been prolific breeders. I have about 12 fry in a 10gal that I've been trying to 'grow out..' (the 20L grow tank is occupado....).

    They're separated from the 20L brood because I noticed when they were very young that their color is much different than their parents. I'm assuming the parents both having Bb genes, allowing for about 25% of their brood to be recessive. My parents aren't 'regular/true' convicts either. I wanted to save these ones because they're different.

    I was wondering if these would be considered marble convicts (i don't think so..) or maybe they're a closer rendition of the 'true' black and white convict. (my parents/broods are mostly black and blue/grey). Idk, just wondering if anyone has seen convicts like these and what they might've been called.
     

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  2. chromedome52Fishlore VIPMember

    Those are not Marble Convicts, but they do look like they have some Honduran Red Point blood in them. Not pure, probably from hybridization in the ancestry.
     
  3. ButchCassidy111New MemberMember

    I have some that have bluish top fin like that one on the right
     
  4. FishGirl38Valued MemberMember

    So, I think Ive figured out what I have. There are the 'regular' convict species known as black convicts. Scientific name is amatitlania negrofasciatus. Well, theres another, very close species...that I believe are known as hondouran red point cichlids?? But the scientific name for those are amatitlania siquia. That is what I believe mine to be mixed with. Often, the 'convicts' youbuy arent actually pure convicts because of this hybridization between regular convicts and tje red point species.

    Edit: so, you might actually have a species closer to red points rather then convicts. Imo, the red points are more colorful.
     
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