is my fish a mutt!!

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i just wanted all your input,when i got my little guys i was told they where johanni but im starting to think i was sold some mutt's (hybrid fish here) i know that they arnt a pure breed fish but i was told they will start to change to there blue in the next few weeks, well that was nearly 2 months ago now there both growing well and have gotten a lot bigger from when i first got them but not much colour change from the male he has a large egg spot which has gotten bigger but no blue in sight and i was told the female stay a yellow sort of colour but what do u all think are they a mutt or what?
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heres my boy looking verry camera shocked LOL around 3-4 cm

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Miss Nicki replied the topic: Re: is my fish a mutt!!

Africans are sluts! They will breed with anything...
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Nina_W replied the topic: Re: is my fish a mutt!!

Why are you sure he's a male? What other fish do you have in there?

I know the one is holding, but that could be thanks to any other malawi mouthbrooder male, pretty much.

Also, it might be bullied too much to change colour (unlikely, though, considering).
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mroylands replied the topic: Re: is my fish a mutt!!

i hope i was told right when i got them, she said the males have egg spots and the females dont in this species and could they both have spots like my female kenyi has one as well, there i with the othere cichlids that i picked up the same day, and i was told they live fine together my kenyi has eaten her eggs now i had a fealing she would any way, but she did sporn with the male kenyi i was lucky enugh to see the hole dance from him after she picked up the eggs and all the other males in the tank had no intrest in here at all, they dont seam to get bullied at all really, they seem to just cruse around the tank doing there own thing i have noticed there quite a quiet fish compeard to the rest and like to do there own thing most of the time, and they both eat well and come up for there food at feed time the lady that i got them from wasent strate up i dont think, she did put 8 convitcs in my bucket and said to me all my fish are mouth brooders i keep and i did recall that she did say she had lots of mutts in her grow out tank i was thinking may be she gave me them becouse she new that she could get away with it knowing that i had no idear about tropical fish but i still love the little guys i just wonderd if u had come this befor

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Nina_W replied the topic: Re: is my fish a mutt!!

Egg spots are really no indication of sex at all.

But yeah, he's probably a mutt. It's really, really, really really hard to find good quality malawi mbuna over here, seems it's the same in Oz?
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mroylands replied the topic: Re: is my fish a mutt!!

yea i think so :) to i just noaticed at food time when the get exsited there yellow gets realy bright like my kenyi male and there i no trace of blue any where comeing through it will be cool to see just how they end up!! who knows it might turn purple!LOL na not really but that would be cool!! but i will put up dates up as there growing so u can see what they look like thanks for your help all!! :)

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cebosound replied the topic: Re: is my fish a mutt!!

many africans are cross bred. some of the mixes are pretty cool .

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