Re: [RML] RML: "red bosmani" ?

Gary Lange (gwlange at
Tue, 18 Feb 1997 06:21:07 -0600

The red boesemani is a cross Mach. That fish has been around for
years. It supposedly is an infertile cross, (one of a very few that
are infertile, judging by the amounts that are now coming out of
Florida) at least according to the people that have also bought
females along with the males and then tried breeding them. I'm
pretty sure that they don't have any boesemani in them but I'm not
going to comment on exactly what is in them as we really don't need
any more experiments :-) Although they are one of the more "pretty"
crosses they get quite aggressive and often end up destroying more
desirable fishes.

Gary Lange
Rainbowfish Study Group of North America

> From: Mach Fukada <tuhoitc at>
> To: rainbowfish at
> Subject: [RML] RML: "red bosmani" ?
> Date: Tuesday, February 18, 1997 1:58 AM
> Quite frequently I have been noticing what the Oahu petshops are
> "red bosmani". They don't look anything like M. bosmani more often
> not they look like a M. trifasciata X Glossolepis sp. hybrid. Any
ideas as
> to a possible id for these fishes. Also I have run into a few M.
> that do appear to exhibit a bit more red pigmentation. Are these
> or again the result of hybridization?
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