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Nanoluteus x HRP

In Nanoluteus x HRP on September 6, 2010 at 12:52 am

What do you get when you cross a male Cryptoheros nanoluteus and a female Amatitlania siquia “Honduran Red Point”?

Mother Honduran Red Point

Father Cryptoheros nanoluteus

The progeny of this pair, which I’m calling NHRP, are finally starting to get adult colours. Lots of iridescence in the fins. All pix taken with a Panasonic FZ-50, with external flash, shutter priority. They have NOT been post-processed at all (other than being cropped down to size). It’s WYSIWYG, but remember the flash does tend to bring out more of the iridescence then one would see under regular aquarium lighting. Apologies for the dirty glass!

Nanolutes X HRP female. This one has paired up with another male from the same batch. Body colour looks like it's mostly HRP.

Pretty colourful little NHRP pair, female in front.

NHRP male - This one is the biggest of the batch. Cheeks showing some influence of the nanoluteus. The gold, green and blue fins show influences from both parents.

Here's the parents together. She's a runt, but he's really into her.

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  1. Incredible! These hybrids cover an entire spectrum of colour! It’s brilliant to see how the males share the, if I may stereotype HRPs/Convicts, female-like colouring. I’ve tried my hand at selective breeding, exclusively with strains of Convicts, but have never managed to produce males as colourful as what you’ve created. Are you selling any of these to the public?

  2. thx, i was pleasantly surprised to see these guys develop cuz most hybrid central americans i’ve seen end up looking pretty ugly… i only have a limited number of these, but could let a few go.. u can email me at fishopolis at hotmail..

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