Category Archives: Genetics

Genetics of the Blood Parrot Cichlid

Last updated: 2012-11-04 — Created: 2010-09-08 Breeding fertile blood parrots has been a (lofty) goal of mine since I started keeping cichlids. Since male blood parrots are generally sterile and unable to reproduce, this post will attempt to shed some … Continue reading

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Convict Cichlid Marble Genes

Last updated: 2012-09-17 — Created: 2010-09-08 I’ve been playing with various colour combinations of convict cichlids to apply the theories of genetic inheritance. This post concentrates on the marble gene for the convict cichlid. Specifically, whether or not the mutation … Continue reading

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Jellybeans? Convicts? Parrots? Balloons? What’s Going On Here?

Last updated: 2012-09-17 — Created: 2010-10-12 As a follow-up to my post titled Genetics of the Blood Parrot Cichlid, I would like to further my study of some of the weird mutant fish found out there, this time the jellybean convict. You may also … Continue reading

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EBJDs – Electric Blue Jack Dempseys!

Last updated: 2012-03-12 — Created: 2010-09-08 There’s a quick mention of breeding EBJDs in the February 2012 Freshwater Q & A section (page 6) of Aquarium Fish International magazine. Check it out! If anyone has had the opportunity to see … Continue reading

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Convicts & Honduran Red Points

This was somewhat of an accidental side project which came into being when my “female” Honduran red point was thrown in my main tank with a bunch of female pink convicts and turned out to be a male instead. It … Continue reading

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Genetics of the Gold & Red-Spot Severum Varieties

Here I’ll examine the genetics behind the false severum cichlid (Heros efasciatus). This fish is available in a number of colour morphs, with the most common being the wild-type green, red-shoulder green, gold and red-spot gold.  The true severum (Heros … Continue reading

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Angelfish Genetics & Breeding

I have no desire to repeat too much of what is already established on this topic, as there are a number of absolutely fantastic resources available on the Web. However, I will use this post as a quick primer on … Continue reading

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