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Dragon Blood
Dragon Blood
Dragon Blood
Has anyone ever seen a dragon blood juvie like this? He's about 2" long right now. Do you think he'll stay this color? Sorry about the pic quality I couldnt get him to hold still.
posted by: sean cox

Apr 6th, 2013
Views: 2426 Rated: (7 votes)

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Wes St. Jean » posted 2013/04/06 03:33 pm
Probably hybrid but not a dragons blood.
George Hraha » posted 2013/04/06 03:34 pm
Agree w Wes. He's pretty cool looking tho!
sean cox » posted 2013/04/06 03:41 pm  
My buddy raised him and he was with all his dragon blood fry. He had a few of them look like this. He said It was taking on the characteristics of the original hybrid breeding. I dont know but hes cool looking. Can Dragon Bloods Hybrid with something else?
Wes St. Jean » posted 2013/04/06 03:53 pm  
Any peacock can breed with any mbuna, in a community setting , these fish inter breed. I have a couple peacock -elogatus crosses that look awesome, just for my tank though. I never sell or give away hybrids.
Wes St. Jean » posted 2013/04/06 03:55 pm  
Kinda has a ngara flametail look to it?
Wes St. Jean » posted 2013/04/06 03:55 pm  
At 2" now, this guy is going to be a beautiful fis when fully coloured out!!:)
sean cox » posted 2013/04/06 04:14 pm  
yeah I cant wait.I thought he had a flametail look too. I know for a fact hes not a mbuna cross cuz there wasnt any mbunas around
sean cox » posted 2013/04/06 04:15 pm  
Almost all the fry with him were an orange white color.
Wes St. Jean » posted 2013/04/06 04:24 pm  
Look in my pics as i just popsted my hybrid elongatus - peacock yesterday. And only 2 out of about 40 looked like that so i think the peacock got in the dance to only fertilize a couple of the eggs cause all the rest looked pure elongatus! lol :)
sean cox » posted 2013/04/06 04:31 pm  
lol thats crazy but they r awesome looking fish. what i cant understand is how hybrids can breed because from what I understand Hybrid bass (stripped bass white bass cross) cant breed. Mules cant breed. So how can Dragon Blood and OB cichlids breed ?
Wes St. Jean » posted 2013/04/06 04:32 pm  
Orange and white. Yes. Dragons blood but not these guys!
sean cox » posted 2013/04/06 04:32 pm  
What did they first use to create Dragon Bloods
Wes St. Jean » posted 2013/04/06 04:33 pm  
I have been keeping- breeding cichlids for close to 40 years and yes! peas, haps and mbuna can interbreed!
Wes St. Jean » posted 2013/04/06 04:34 pm  
I just reposted a couple pics for you Sean.
sean cox » posted 2013/04/06 04:39 pm  
Yeah Wes your hybrids look awesome. Im just trying to figure out if Dragon bloods can have blue in them like my fish. I know there where no mbunas around this breeding.
Wes St. Jean » posted 2013/04/06 04:41 pm  
Were there any other peacocks in there? could be a reccessive gene as well from one of the parents??
sean cox » posted 2013/04/06 04:45 pm  
Yeah thats what my buddy said a recessive gene.I think it looks awesome and hope it stays that way. I was just wondering if anyone has ever seen this? Does anyone know how they created Dragon Bloods?
Nathan Tulk » posted 2013/04/06 04:48 pm
Nice fish. Want to see it at 4 inch! Ya, what fish cross is dragonblood originaly?
sean cox » posted 2013/04/06 04:51 pm  
yeah cant wait for it to mature
Wes St. Jean » posted 2013/04/06 04:54 pm  
Dragons blood are peacock -mbuna cross originally just as ob peas are.
sean cox » posted 2013/04/06 04:56 pm  
Thank you Wes
Wes St. Jean » posted 2013/04/06 05:55 pm  
Anytime Sean. Where are you located? I am in Canada
Nathan Tulk » posted 2013/04/06 06:06 pm  
Any pea with any mbuna?
Vince Cooper (m) » posted 2013/04/06 06:11 pm
yes this is probably a throw back to the original peacock that was used to make the dragons blood . looks like Stuartgranti blood
Dan Noon (m) » posted 2013/04/06 07:55 pm
bip_ 4u (m) » posted 2013/04/07 05:08 am
Awesome little guy.
Scott Mayes » posted 2013/04/07 08:21 pm
sean cox » posted 2013/04/08 01:12 am  
I'm located in texas thanks for all the info

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Alexander Langer

Alexander Langer

cool, one of my favorites :)
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Its probably not a good idea if you have it in a tank with gourami & tetras
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wow, great colors, beautiful!
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