Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Cichlid Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 04-03-2016, 03:21 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
differenter2000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 92
Female kenyi and female peacock breeding??

So today I noticed some weird things happening in my cichlid tank, a female kenyi and a female peacock are breeding... The peacock is actually picking up the eggs and holding them. Can those two different kinds of fish even breed? And they're both females!!! I've had these fish together for the past 9 months and that kenyi has been showing the blue female colours the whole time, and she's 4.5 inches and she's my only kenyi in there so I don't see any reason for a male to keep female colours. Are my fish just weird? Or is this normal? And are the babies going to be messed up? Should I even bother trying to save them? (I wouldn't sell them, just keep them for myself) I'll put some pics of them. The female peacock is the one in front of the Orange male peacock in the first pic (she's the one that looks like a spotted minnow) and in the second pic the kenyi is the one swimming in front of the blue zebra. (Sorry it's not a very good pic)
Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAquarium Advice1459707670.243142.jpg
Views:	36
Size:	106.2 KB
ID:	285966
Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAquarium Advice1459707484.808915.jpg
Views:	40
Size:	211.7 KB
ID:	285965
__________________

__________________
differenter2000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2016, 04:25 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Midwest U.S.
Posts: 186
I have neither peacocks, nor kenyi, but it's an interesting story. With no males, I don't see how the eggs could be fertile, but I'll be interested to know how it turns out. Please keep us posted.
__________________

__________________
3g betta, 29g molly, 90g Amer cichlid, 90g community, 137g African cichlid, 220g water garden, 6,500g koi pond
Cecibella123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2016, 04:28 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
differenter2000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 92
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cecibella123 View Post
I have neither peacocks, nor kenyi, but it's an interesting story. With no males, I don't see how the eggs could be fertile, but I'll be interested to know how it turns out. Please keep us posted.

I'll let you know how this turns out. I'm pretty interested. It'll be pretty weird if I do get babies though.
__________________
differenter2000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2016, 11:58 PM   #4
member

POTM Champion
Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: 42.2411N/88.3161W
Posts: 6,932
Any mouthbrooder can breed with any other mouthbrooder, hence the reason for so many hybrids in the assorted tanks at petstores.
__________________
HUKIT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2016, 11:59 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
differenter2000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 92
Quote:
Originally Posted by HUKIT View Post
Any mouthbrooder can breed with any other mouthbrooder, hence the reason for so many hybrids in the assorted tanks at petstores.

But they're both female?
__________________
differenter2000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
breed, breeding, female, male, peacock

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Is a F kenyi, M kenyi, JD a good tank mate good for a jahonnimyfav101 Cichlid Discussion 6 05-12-2014 04:29 PM
My female Kenyi turned yellow WendiDell Cichlid Discussion 14 08-30-2011 02:02 AM
Kenyi Male/Female fibreheart Cichlid Discussion 6 03-21-2011 09:00 PM
Help/advice needed for possiable breeding Kenyi cichlid. jasno999 Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 21 04-13-2006 06:02 PM
Want to trade male kenyi cichlid for female. StngStr Archive 0 03-10-2006 07:52 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:17 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.