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young_cichlid
05-30-2008, 08:09 PM
can you crossbred pink and black convicts?

Ocellaris
05-30-2008, 08:15 PM
Yes. They end up looking kind of like Brett Hart's wrestling gear.

Dave66
05-30-2008, 08:15 PM
Of course, since they are the same species - Archocentrus nigrofasciatus. Color variations are man-made by selective breeding; they are still the same species.
Usually the fry will be 75 percent normal convicts, while the rest may be partially or wholly pink. The genetic markers to make a convict a convict are more dominant than the recessive gene that results in the pink morph. Thus, you'll get a lot more regular convict cichlids from a spawn than you would pink ones.

Dave

young_cichlid
05-30-2008, 09:38 PM
what do you mean by brett hart's wrestling gear?