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Foai wrote:I think you are obsessed with "butterfly group".
25 x Xenotilapia nigrolabiata
9 x Xenotilapia sp. "Papilio sunflower" Kipili
6 x Xenotilapia singularis Ndole
To keep 3 variants of same speices can cause hybrids and it's very hard to catch correct female if you decide to seperate the groups.
Foai wrote:And most of your fish looks like they prefer the upper part of the tank.Maybe because of light or are there some aggressive males at the bottom part ? Some visual barriers like big rocks on the bottom part can be useful for males territories.
Phyllonemus wrote:I love the Limnochromis auritus, to me one of the most beautifull Tanganyikan species !
I've never seen them for sale here in the Netherlands
Foai wrote:If you don't think they crossbreed ,can you add pics of 3 different species of Xeno females, let's talk with pictures. I couldn't find proper pics of females on web.
How can you distinguish difference between females especially between nigrolabiata and sp. "Papilio sunflower" females ?
Singularis ( is it ochrogenys ? ) seem to have longer body size..
Foai wrote:Being maternal or bi-parental breeding is nothing to do with cross breeding possibility.
Bas Pels wrote:Foai wrote:Being maternal or bi-parental breeding is nothing to do with cross breeding possibility.
First of all, I know nothing about sand dwellers, but this remark struck me
A female of a maternal breeder will do all by herself, and will be able to do so. Female bi-parental breders will need - and expect - the male to do his share, and if he fails to do so (because he is of the wrong species, to keep on topic) the female will not be able to de the breeding all by herself
The clutch of eggs will fail, and no harm is done
A good thing, as we don't need more hybrids
One species being maternal breeding and the other being be-parental suffices to keep hybrids out, in my eyes
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