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Abacaxis hybridize with agassizii?

Nmontag

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So I have a 75g with a male fire red agassizi and a harem of 4 females. Went to my LFS and they had a pair of abacaxis that I just couldn't resist. I figured I'd try it out and worst case I would just bring them back.
The fire red male has been going after the abacaxis male a bit and i don't see the male out much, so not off to a great start. The female, however, I've seen him pursue more than any of his females ever (she's huge) and I've seen him flashing toward her a ton. She hasn't seemed too receptive. Does anyone know if they're able to hybridize?
 

Apistoguy52

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Can they try… sure. Can they hybridize…probably not. abacaxis X agassizii, no. Abacaxis X pulchra, yes.
 

Aquaticloch

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That sounds like a recipe for disaster, two different species and 7 fish in a 75g is very difficult due to territorial aggression. There will likely be no fertile offspring, if eggs are even conceived. I would recommend sticking with the fire reds and moving the A. abacaxis to their own tank (if you can, gorgeous fish.)

I would recommend posting an image of the tank, btw A. abacaxis are suited for different water values than domestic A. agassizii “fire red” (pretty incompatible.)

Good luck.
 

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