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Old 02-19-2014, 03:45 PM   #1
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Is it possible for a firemouth and a Dempsey to reproduce?

I have a male firemouth and a female Dempsey and they are acting as though they are spawning. This is insanity. I have had every pair of mine breed and have fry over the past couple weeks including my Oscars, Bolivian rams, African clawed frogs, sunshine bnp, all my livebearers, my pollinis, my goldfish and one of my tetra schools, lol.

This being said and following up on a post about firemouth breeding... My odd couple appear to be doing the cichlid love dance!! I am curious if anyone else has seen this happen before?

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Old 02-19-2014, 03:49 PM   #2
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Have you been dimming the lights and playing to much Marvin Gay on the stereo? Lol. Sounds like love is in the air at your place. Time to start a fish store.
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Hmmm, so they can spawn... Does anyone have a clue about success rates? Lol, and I thought I was almost done rearing and rehoming!!

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Idk of they even can but if they can I doubt the success rate is very high at all.
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Old 02-19-2014, 04:02 PM   #5
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It does happen I have seen FM x JD and FM x Con and JD x Con. I think FM and Convicts will breed with anything lol. But seriously it does happen but I don't know success rate. FM and Con are notorious hybriders (is that a word)
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I don't think the success rate is crazy high though.
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Old 02-19-2014, 04:26 PM   #7
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There's a video on YouTube of a lot of hybrids like this it's pretty cool to check out be even cooler if yours did spawn!
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Thanks guys for the info!! Makes me think that I should probably give my female black con and my female Dempsey together in my vacant 60g and leave my male firemouth in the big boy tank, lol. If I get hybrids I'll let you guys know, lol

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Old 02-19-2014, 06:13 PM   #9
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I don't think the success rate is crazy high though.
Lol- I just had more fry then I could count in all of my tanks I had more frankenfry in my livebearer tank than you could imagine, they looked specks of detritus... My rescued baby peacock cichlid and convict have been eating well, I only have about 10 quarter inch fry left, 5 ram wigglers and I can't count the amount of tadpoles I have in a 10g bucket I plan on gut loading, freezing and saving for future use. I have learned my lesson, there is always a possibility of spawning, no matter how stressed out your fish should be

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Old 02-19-2014, 06:16 PM   #10
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And my luck of the draw I'll have little bitty fire dempseys in a few weeks!!

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