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Jun 13 08 7:58 AM

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A couple weeks ago I had a spawn between an HRP and a Convict. The female HRP came from Rapps about a year ago. The male Convict came from dkebjd. I may grow a few of the fry out just to see what they look like. But for the most part these types of spawns will just be culled. Have a look:

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Notice the horizontal bar near the tail fin of the HRP. Is this a good way to tell the difference between the two species?


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Jun 13 08 2:27 PM

Thanks for sharing! The parents look great! I had a cross of a female HRP from Rusty Wessel and male Rio Monga Convict male from Ken Davis of Fishfarm. I didnt keep any of the fries, but I gave an entire batch to a friend that had the extra tank just so we can see what it looked like. Currently, the biggest and only living fry from this cross is about 3 inches. He had the colors of the Rio Monga, but a longer body, thicker and rounder version of a HRP face. Rio Monga Convicts are darker than the regular convict. Males have red tails and fins and they are really really mean. The HRP looked like yours.

Goodluck with yours.

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Jun 13 08 5:10 PM

Nice looking female HRP!!

Just an FYI - I went back the the LFS I got the HRConvict from and they now had them labeled as "Red Point Convicts". Guess a couple of people got screwed also. I told them red point shouldn't be anywhere near thier name but they insisted it wasn't a standard convict.

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Jun 14 08 6:31 AM

Thanks guys.

dkebjd wrote:
I told them red point shouldn't be anywhere near thier name but they insisted it wasn't a standard convict.


Well dk he does have orangish red tail, anal and dorsal finnage. Hard to see in this pic, but his brother is really bright in color...not blues but reds.

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Rio Monga Convicts are darker than the regular convict. Males have red tails and fins and they are really really mean. The HRP looked like yours.


I wonder if he is a Monga or atleast part Monga. That would be my guess. They are fun anyway.

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Jun 15 08 11:26 PM

cole,

I had an HRP x Convict spawn too and most of them got eaten away but few frys survived and have now some blue with the coonvict look... your HRP althought does not look like a TRUE HRP. The bars and blue on your female makes me wonder if she is already a HRP x Convict.. My HRP looks very different with lot of blue....

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Jun 22 08 10:23 AM

The HRP came from Rapp's. His supply of HRPs are most assuredly pure. This specific female has gone through color changes, and most of the time she has stayed a very brilliant blue color, throughout her body. It wasn't until she met her convict mate that her colors began to mock his.

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