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Is it possible for a red devil to mate with a flowerhorn? I've been into cichlids for years but I get mixed answers from different people i.e. the fish store people tell me that flowerhorns can only mate with flowerhorns. But aren't flowerhorns a mix of many different fish including red devil and trimac?
 

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Yes a flowerhorn has red devil genetics in it already. Everything a flowerhorn is compossed of is from the genus. Crossing back to a new pure species can produce new strains. Devils are not prefered though... only for their coloring and erect fins, but they hardly ever have a head. I would try it, raise the fry... and look for the best 5 males in the group to grow out. Use the rest as feeders.
 

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possibly, but mutant fish often are infertile or produce freak fry
 

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............what BDKing said...
...depends what your looking for. See the scientific discussion, these are hybrids from the same genus that you alluded to.
 
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