Hmm hybrid?

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Hmm hybrid?

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So my albino aeneus gave me a bunch of eggs ive been raising, going good.

But a couple of these older ones are nearly black. I do own some schultzei black in the same tank as my aeneus, though I did not witness any chasing by the schultzei boys nor any actual T position from them, but did from my aeneus males.

Mom is albino, my male aeneus are not albino.

The black stripe bleeds into the tail on some of the dark youngsters.

Thoughts? I've not seen aeneus this dark either.
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I know they grouped schultzei as aeneus again but still :/ if I had witnessed the schultzei actually breeding with the aeneus, I wouldn't have saved the eggs as id rather not muddle them up.


Tank has 15 cories, a mix of aeneus, schultzei, and sterbai, only 4 fish are actually male in this tank(1 sterbai is male, 1 schultzei is male, and 2 aeneus are male) rest are female.

The albino is the mother of the babies.
Included are photos of my aeneus males and schultzei male.
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Re: Hmm hybrid?

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Hybrid is possible, but I'd wait for them to grow out.

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Re: Hmm hybrid?

Post by MissNoodle »

Well most are almost ready to move to new homes within the next month, but gonna keep the darkest one to see how they develop.

Moved the darker one to the adult tank
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The way the black bleeds into the tail is suspicious to me of a hybrid especially.
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