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  • Should I cross my Texas and BP

    Do you guys think I should try to cross my Female BP with my male Texas to try for Super Red Texas? I'm putting everybody back in to the 125. Now is the best time to grab them and put them in to a tank together.
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    Re: Should I cross my Texas and BP

    that would be cool :-)

    I thought that BPs were steral... or is that only males?
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      Re: Should I cross my Texas and BP

      That's the males and not all males. I've got a confirmed female BP and a male Texas. Crossing them is how they make super red Texas Cichlids. I've been thinking about giving it a try for a while now. Just wanted some input before I delve into yet another breeding project.
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        That would definitely be cool!

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          Go for it! If you can establish something stable I'm sure you could make a profit. There's nowhere in this area that you can find them, so far as I know.
          -Mike

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            Re: Should I cross my Texas and BP

            You might get a Red Texas the first time. Highly doubtful though. You'd have to continue breeding to get anything of much worth. Though your LFS may buy the texas/parrot crosses because they seem popular these days.
            -Jonathan

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              They do seem to gaining in popularity. I'm giving it a try.
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                Just thought I'd add, the first few generations of my crosses looked just like short boddied texas cichlids or BPs with the green texas coloration. I saw no red in that group's crossing. When I crossed a different group I did see red begin to develop in the... third generation? I think that's right.
                -Jonathan

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                  Re: Should I cross my Texas and BP

                  They're already lip locking. Either they like each other are they hate each other
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                  • #10
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                    Here they are fighting. The tank is a mess, I'm in the middle of major tank swapping.

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                      Looks like courting to me
                      -Jonathan

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                      • #12
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                        The twirly bit they did under the log is why I think so. My JD and Con were doing that too, though. Hard to say...
                        -Mike

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                          I started conditioning them with Earth Worms today. My BP loves worms so much. She was jump out of the water to take them from me.
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                            I can't tell but they might have eggs. The BP is in a pot right now, can't tell if she's hiding eggs. My Texas is looking great
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                              Wow. He is looking great!

                              Fingers crossed!

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