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i have grown up my breeders from 1 inch babies got a year or soo ago. i couldnt find my old thread so i start a new one. my breeders have produced about 25 firefish so far. Now some of there babies have started to breed and look even better then the parents. These breed 100% orange babies,no browns.
pictures with 1 are breeders. pictures with 2 are offspring young breeders

 

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wow those are great looking fish..
are they an african cichlid?
 

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Aren't those called strawberry peacocks as well?
 

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Wow, if those are strawberry peacocks, they are the best one's I've ever seen. The one's you see in most LFS here are pretty pale....orangy pink at best. These look amazing. I think I remember these specially bred "firefish" (which I think is just a trade name) were only available in Europe.

Aren't those called strawberry peacocks as well?
 

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yes they are also called strawberrys too. This fish has alot of names the main difference is quality. I picked these up in edmonton when they were 1 inch. Grew them up to find out i had all females. Good quality females are almost as colorful as males. Then got a friend to pick me up a male with a solid body color well almost except for some white on his head. Then breed high quality females with a good quality male to make super nice babies. I plan to keep breeding there babies to get nicer and nicer fry. The last pictures i posted are of grow outs i plan to keep breeding. So none for sale yet. These fish have never been hormone fed. And there colors are true from good genes and diet.
 

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here is a few pics of the female breeders. They have orange bodies. With red-orange spotting in all there fins. They are almost as colorful as the male. The date on photos is not correct. I took these today.lol



 
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