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Are Jellybean Parrots really a cross at all?

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Are Jellybean Parrots really a cross at all?
Old 05-13-2007, 11:49 PM   #1
 
Are Jellybean Parrots really a cross at all?

Hey everyone. I recently got a pair of "Jellybean Parrots" from a local Petco. At the time I wasn't sure if they were fertile or not, and posted a question on ********.com, the site I'd been frequenting to learn about my Oscar. Anyway, one of the members made a claim I'd never read about before, a claim that Jellbean Parrots were just a strain of "short-bodied" Albino/Pink Convict. He showed a few pictures of short bodied versions of other species such as this one of Texas cichlids:



No one else could confirm or deny his claim, and I was just curious if anyone had ever ended up with a typical "Jellybean" like the one pictured by mixing a Blood Parrot and a Convict, or if a Jellybean really is just a "short-bodied" Convict, breed from two Convict cichlids?

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Old 05-14-2007, 07:09 AM   #2
 
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All parrots are hybrids I believe.Ive been told that they are genetically engineered .A mix between red devil cichlid and a green sevrum.I don't know if there are others .i suspect they will continue doing this.why? I do not know. I SUSPECT that the people responsible for this are trying dwarf cichlid as they do in dogs or horses.just buy a bigger tank.Dont change the genetic structure of a naturally occurring beast.Snakeheads posed a problem a few years back by over running lakes and killing other fish.imagine if someone creates a frankenstein snakehead.yikes
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Old 05-14-2007, 08:58 AM   #3
 
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All parrots are hybrids I believe. Ive been told that they are genetically engineered .
There is a true parrot cichlid that has been rarely found in the aquarium trade. See sticky thread 'Dyeing and Hybridization Issues' under Starting and Maintaining FW Aquariums.
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A mix between red devil cichlid and a green sevrum.
Blood parrots.
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I don't know if there are others .
Jellybean parrots are another matter. Unfortunately, these fish are fertile whereas blood parrots aren't.
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i suspect they will continue doing this.why? I do not know.
This trend will always continue over the years. The only way to stop this is by boycotting sales.

Why do you think they still continue doing the trend? These fish bring a lot of profits from unscrupulous traders and unwary buyers.

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Dont change the genetic structure of a naturally occurring beast.
It will be up to the owner if he/she wishes to try crossing strains although this is not often advisable. There's no point admiring hybrids when you have hundreds of natural species to choose anyway.
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Snakeheads posed a problem a few years back by over running lakes and killing other fish.imagine if someone creates a frankenstein snakehead.yikes
This is hardly related to the original subject. Snakeheads are not hybrids and were merely introduced by irresponsible owners hence the ban for its imports in over 40 states in US.
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