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@-McP
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PostPosted: 2005.04.24(Sun)12:21    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm going to second and third the above comments on using a 29 as a breeding tank. If you have a grooup of them in a display tank and the male pairs off with a female you can move them to the 29 for breeding.
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kjh90
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PostPosted: 2005.04.24(Sun)12:37    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would move them if I could, but the tank they are in is the only tank that I have. I would have a 10 gallon but we raised tadpoles last summer and accidently left it outside when it snowed and it cracked. Embarassed
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kjh90
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PostPosted: 2005.05.06(Fri)20:27    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today, when I was watching my fish, I noticed that one of my female Blue Gourmias who is obviously full of eggs was biting and chasing off the other female. The weird thing was the other female kept coming back and kind of feeling her with her little sensor fins. they would then like open their mouths at each other and one would bite the other. It was kind of unordinary and was wondering if anyone knew what this behavior meant.
Thanks for the help.
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benedictj
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PostPosted: 2005.05.06(Fri)20:34    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's just territorial behaviour. They're probably squabaling over who gets x amount of space, etc. The opening of the mouths usually involves some flaring of the gills.

The side by side behaviour probably wasn't one feeling the other, but instead 'lateral threat behaviour'. In some cases this is the fish literally sizing eachother up.

Cichlids and Bettas display similar behaviours when vying for territory.
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