Red Zebra offspring miracle?

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Red Zebra offspring miracle?

Post by cichlid79 » Wed Feb 16, 2005 11:14 am

I have a single Red Zebra that has had no other tank mate for around 2.5 year, except 2 algae eaters and an oscar that died after a week (approx 9 months ago). Every now and then the Red Zebra has seemed to have eggs in its mouth for a week or so, plus a loss of appetite. Nothing has ever became of the situation... we thought because a male was not present. A few days ago we noticed we had a handfull of baby cichlids that look exactly like thier mother. This doesnt seem possible and i have not recieve any good answer from any forums/experts consulted. I found one other individual who had a simaler occurance. The only theory that has even attempted to explain is that the female could possibly store sperm in a dormant state for an extended period of time. Can anyone help?

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Post by Lisachromis » Wed Feb 16, 2005 8:51 pm

Weird! Unless the babies are older than you think... or is this tank beside another tank where you could have one jump in and out again? That's bizarre.....

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Post by cichlid79 » Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:24 am

http://cichlidforums.com/showthread.php ... adid=11645

This is a link to another post i started.. i have recieved allot of interesting thoughts and links. One other individual has experienced a simaler event (crazycat).

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Post by Dave Schumacher » Fri Feb 18, 2005 9:31 am

I don't know too much about it, but my school (Texas State University) has been doing a study on a livebearer species that is entirely female! They only breed, however, by mock-spawning with a male of another livebearer species. It sounds bizarre, so I'll try to find and post an article on it.
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Post by Lisachromis » Fri Feb 18, 2005 5:09 pm

Must be those Amazon mollies! 8)

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Post by Dave Schumacher » Sun Feb 20, 2005 7:28 am

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