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EB Acara theory about hybrididzing with rams

JosVermeulen

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So, I know this isn't the best forum to ask this, but I know there are a lot of knowledgeable people here, so I thought, why not ask here. I read on an article by Nathan Hill that some people seem to think that the EB Acara comes from crossbreeding the normal Blue Acara with Rams by artificial fertilizing: http://www.practicalfishkeeping.co.uk/features/articles/2017/5/24/electric-blue-fish-or-the-aquarium

Do you guys think it's true? I've never heard about it before and it seems kind of weird to me.
 

abrooks12376

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No... i don't know but I'd lean towards no.. same way ebr came about. Have you seen what they started with?? Basic acara seem a bit more "workable"

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Mike Wise

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Extremely unlikely. Not only are they species that belong to 2 different genera, but 2 different clades (subfamilies) of cichlids - geophagines for Rams and cichlasomines for Electric Blue Acaras. The more distantly related that 2 species are, the less likely they can cross. It is much more likely to be a domestic color enhanced strain of the standard Blue Acara, similar to that seen in the Electric Blue Jack Dempsey.
 

gerald

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EB Acara looks and acts just like a normal blue acara except for color. I dont see any ram features in it. However, "blue acara" is a complex of related species (pulcher, latifrons, sapayensis, etc) that might have been mixed to create the EB.
 

abrooks12376

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They do look slightly similar;)
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