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Old 04-16-2016, 11:09 PM   #1
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Fish ID help

Can someone help me id this fish. It looked so nice I had to buy it.

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This looks like some sort of a Flower Horn/Parrot Hybrid. Possibly a Kirin Parrot?


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Definitely some sort of Flower Horn




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Does that mean it is a hybrid?

When people say hybrid , do they mean two different fish mated like with dogs (mutts) Which make them genetically superior because of genetic diversity, or some type of gene transfer in a lab?


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First off, no that is not a proper analogy.

Dogs are all of the species canis familiaris. A mutt is a mixed breed.

Cichlids are species, and a hybrid is a combination of two or more species.

It would be like breeding a dog with a coyote.

Next, it does not strengthen them genetically, and typically wild caught or first generation captive bred are going to have much stronger genetics than an extremely line bred fish.




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