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Torcrayth
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PostPosted: 2010.07.12(Mon)5:06    Post subject: Black Phantom Tetra Reply with quote

Hi All,

Can anyone out there describe the mating dance of these fish as I have some that are doing lovely displays to each other and I can't believe that I could have mating fish this early in a new tank!!

Thanks

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Topper
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PostPosted: 2010.07.13(Tue)7:00    Post subject: Reply with quote

How many do you have?

A male will fully extend his fins and shimmy around a female. He will do this until she shows some sort of interest and then he will push her towards an area to lay her eggs. Only the male "dances".

If you have multiple fish doing this it is in all probability males asserting dominance. Black Phantom Tetras are on the difficult side when it comes to breeding so if it is indeed mating, you are very fortunate.

Just keep an eye out for any aggression that stems from this behaviour.
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PostPosted: 2010.07.14(Wed)20:40    Post subject: Reply with quote

Topper, thanks for your reply.

I have 3 male, 3 female and from what you say, I guess they are not mating - pity.

Never mind, it's still nice to watch.
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