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Old 06-11-2018, 05:16 PM   #1
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New Red Texas Cichlid

Got this baby Red Texas a couple of days ago. Hopefully a fertile male. It's only 3" long but really pearled out well, with a lot of red showing through. Might be a fader, too early to tell. I'm
hoping to breed this RT with my "Probable" Female unfaded RT. I know it's a long shot. I posted pics of this RT on another forum seeking expert RT keepers opinions on quality. So far opinions expressed have been lower than expected.
Masterpeice Red Texas can sell for $200. Bought this little guy for pocket change. I'm happy with the purchase top quality or not. A few pics of the new RT and one of the adult female RT.
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Old 06-17-2018, 04:07 AM   #2
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Thanks for sharing! I like seeing pictures of these even though not common here.
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They are getting a lot more common here, but the genetics vary between breeders. There evidently is no true Red Texas breeding standard. I originally understood that a Red Texas Cichlid was a Green Texas Carpintus ◊ Blood Parrot x Green Texas Carpintus. My original RT is likely that combination. The new RT looks like it might be a Green Texas Carpintis ◊ Flowerhorn, or Green Texas ◊ Trimac. Either way, I think they are nice looking cichlids. A little on the aggressive side though.
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Never mind the plan to have my two RT's cohabitate. The adult RT's normally docile attitude did a complete 180 when I introduced the baby RT, two days ago. It has been constantly on the hunt looking to kill the baby RT and any other fish that gets in the way.
I tried rearranging the hardscape, but the extreme aggression continued. I transferred the adult RT to another tank this morning.
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Yikes! Good news you could transfer.
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Old 07-03-2018, 08:01 PM   #6
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looks like a flowerhorn to me.
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I wouldn't be surprised if my RT is a cross between a Pearl Scale Carpintis ◊ Flowerhorn. There's no telling anymore. Apparently there are no set standard guidelines regarding RT
breeding proceedures. All I know for sure is that he's growing very fast, and is a little on the aggressive side.
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Just an update. The baby Red Texas Cichlid is not a baby anymore. I've never kept a fish that grew so fast. He has doubled his size since June, now a little over six inches. It has become much too aggressive to keep in the display tank and has graduated to Wet Pet status. I'm currently keeping the RTC in a semi-private 65 Gal. tank.
It doesn't look like he will turn red, which is the breeders goal. I kind of like his blue green color
anyway.
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Nice looking fish. To bad about the aggression.
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Thanks King Fisher. I traded in or re-homed most of my NW cichlids for my new African setup.
I kept a Green Terror, several Firemouths and the Red Texas thinking I might snag a used big tank someday and start an aggressive setup. Unfortunately once in the smaller 65 gal. tank
The RT killed two FM's, the first day. I re-homed the survivors.
Anyway, the Red Texas is turning into a pretty fish. My pic didn't really show the reds on him.
One odd thing about this RT; it's growing some really big teeth. Not the common little nubby cichlid front teeth. Oh well, no telling what red variety of cichlid was used to make this hybrid.
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