definitely, but it depends on the type do you know what kinds you have? if not you can post pictures and someone (angela is your best bet) can identify them for youkuba1992 said:can african cichlids interbreed? I have like 4 different species in a 60 gallon tank
Actually, the breeding of blood parrots is generally frowned upon because the fish has deformities that make its life very difficult. The most prominent deformity is the parrot's inability to open its mouth very far. Malformed swim bladders, spines, and eyes are other common deformities.CHoffman said:Hybrids aren't necessarily bad. the Blood Red Parrot is a hybrid and so is the flowerhorn. Some people look down on it because it's not keeping the blood lines pure.
I think the BR are becoming an amazing fun fish....the more bred, the more they seem healthy..although they do have a funny look about them, I don't think mine have a difficult life and they hold their own and eat like kings or queens (not sure how to sex them hahaha) never seen an issue with them as far as swimming, seeing, or even bending like a gymnast to get where they want to be for food LOL ....maybe they have been bred for so long that most of the issues have been bred out of them? but I do know, mine are happy, fun fish for the aquarium and id have a ton more if I had the roomsirdarksol said:Actually, the breeding of blood parrots is generally frowned upon because the fish has deformities that make its life very difficult. The most prominent deformity is the parrot's inability to open its mouth very far. Malformed swim bladders, spines, and eyes are other common deformities.
I would say the improvement in quality of the fish actually would be the same as the different breeds of dogs. Where they line breed to get certain traits into one animal.Shawnie said:the breeding of them, from what ive read, is becoming easier as the sterilization of the males, is becoming less...who knows...but I do know from my experience, they don't suffer from being who they are and they are just an amazing fun fish for all kinds of tank mates....but a buddy of mine has one hes had for 5 years..and I swear his is about 8 inches big!! so I'm concerned with how big they really do get...
looks more like a peacockjosmoloco said:"definitely, but it depends on the type"
any mouthbrooder from lake malwI can produce offspring together, an interesting and less common example of a large hap hybrid
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