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[APD] RE: [Killietalk] ] Keeping killy species together
Are you saying that you don't think these fish will hybridize? They are
all co generic.
I doubt that, but taxonomists and killies don't always agree. :-)
Hybrids across so-called "generic" boundaries are pretty common (e.g.,
*Fp.* and *Fundulasoma*).
A *Chromaphyosemion* like BIT is pretty unlikely to cross with an
*Aphyosemion* like EXI, which is a member of the *striatum* group, but
again, that's just my humble opinion (i.e., guess). [OTOH, I bet EXI and
PRI would get together in an instant! :-)]
I spent several years studying the *striatum* group, and (with the
exception of *Fp. oeseri*) they are so similar in behaviour, habitats
and physiology that they might be considered an extended species, by
older definitions. Bet they all would hybridize, probably with some fertile.
I don't recall the reference but I can remember reading
about Fp gardneri and A. australe hybridizing.
P. 100 of ROTOW.
I never keep Aphyosemion
species together or mix Aphyosemion and Fundulopanchax. I'm more
careful than many people but suggesting that BIT and SPL will not
hybridize seems counter intuitive, no?
I didn't think I said that, but no, they likely won't. SPL is a
primitive, very different species, closely related to BAT, but not a
likely candidate for mating with AUS or PRI, which was the original
question, as I read it.
Hi Wright, how much of a risk (of hybridizing) would the following combo
tank space. TIA for your opinions.
Ap BIT Lagos / Ap Exigoideum 'Ngoudoufola'.
Chromaphy SPL 'Moliwe' / Ap australe or Ap PRI 'Kanda'.
These are not raised together, but just a thought in case I run out of
None, IMO. Please be aware that most killifish ignore my opinions, most
of the time. :-)
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