A little while ago I noticed some fry in my 55 Gallon and one of my Red Zebras was holding. From what I noticed, the red zebra was the only cichlid in my tank that was holding. Most of the fry are now just about an inch, there are 5 that look like red zebras and about 3-4 that are brown with dark brown vertical stripes.
I have two adult red zebras, one is female for certain. Is it possible that my female red zebra spawned with two different male species? Or did two of my female species produce fry without me knowing?
I tried my best to capture some photos but it's not easy with these little guys.
Mystery brown fry
Red Zebra fry:
Here's a video of the tank if you can see any other fish in there that could be the male partner of the zebra let me know, would like to find out what kind of hybrid I have going on if any.
List of cichlid in the tank off the top of my head:
2 red zebra
1 "brown something" (its in the video)
1 snow white socolofi
2 electric yellow
1 cobalt blue zebra
1 bristlenose pleco
Unidentified (all in the video)
1 yellow/black blotches
1 light/dark blue with yellow dorsal fin
1 light/dark blue with black dorsal fin
They spawned without me knowing as I didn't have much time to watch my tanks for long periods of time, just water changes. So I'm not sure how many fry hatched in total or if any got eaten or died. No quarantine or sponge filter for the fry, totally unexpected. But the survivors are doing quite well.