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Female Blackbelt and Male Flowerhorn Breeding?

8 years 7 months ago #28884 by ADOGG80
Well, the eggs have been laid and the male is fertalizing. Wonder what they would look like if the eggs hatched? Anyone interested in either the flowerhorn or blackbelt?

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8 years 7 months ago #28883 by ADOGG80
I had a female midas in the tank and she attacked the male as well. I sold her to another member of the site. I was thinking of getting rid of the flowerhorn. Would that solve the problem?

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8 years 7 months ago #28882 by Red Tiger
Alot of Flowerhorns have Vieja species in them now I have been learning.

Best option would be to either remove the female or the Midas.

Another option you could try would be to add another 6 inch or larger female. If anything this might provide a teammate for the midas to fend off aggression from the other pair. No guarantee that will work, but if you want to try it put your existing female in a bucket when you add the new female. If possible leave the old female out for 30 minutes to an hour. Give the new female some time to get used to the tank b4 she has to put up with the old female. Like I say no guarantees. Just depends on how much you want to try to keep the 3 you have in there. My opinion would be to add another midas female if you added anything.

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8 years 7 months ago #28876 by ADOGG80
Ok. Didn't think they would be able to breed. Now that I think about it, makes sense. So it's only a matter of time untill they wipe out the Midas and my other fish? I guess it comes down to which I like most? I will not let it get to the point of something dieing. So what would be your advice sawboy? I guess what I am asking is what is the best combo with these 3? Does it come down to keeping the Blackbelt and getting rid of the Midas or Flowerhorn? Appreciate your opinion. Thanks.

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8 years 7 months ago #28875 by sawboy2
Most likely breeding behavior. Of course it's possible. Flowerhorns are hybrids, ergo, your flowerhorn if fertile can breed with the blackbelt. Things will get back to normal when (not if) the pair kill off the Midas.

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8 years 7 months ago #28873 by ADOGG80
Hi everyone. Well, I have a female Blackbelt at abouy 9 inches and a male Flowerhorn at about 10-11 inches. They are in a 135 gallon with a 10-11 inch male Midas. Oddly enough, no aggression untill now. I believe the two are trying to mate. They have both become very aggressive towards the Midas. They have been digging in the substrate and shimmering around with eachother. They defend this area from the Midas. Are they trying to mate? Is it even possible? What can I do to get things back to normal? Thanks everyone. Aaron.

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