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More Spawning behavior....Different fish!!

Posted By: jim powers <jimpowers@prodigy.net>
Date: Sunday, 9 July 2000, at 1:49 p.m.

The last few days I have noticed my two Pseudogastromyzon cheni behaving a bit more agressively towards the other fish. Today, the smaller one is in his "warpaint", displaying constantly. The other larger one is not. They are chasing each other around and rubbing against each other. They have also begun excavating a hole in the gravel between some cobbles. They take turns "backing" into the gravel, apparently creating a wedge-like hole, much as a tent peg does when driven into the ground. Fortunately, even though the nest is not in the best location, I just cleaned the gravel in that area yesterday. Hopefully, I will soon have some little ones to keep the baby homaloptera company. Speaking of which, the second set of eggs has hatched. I now count 18 young. The largest are about twice the size of the newly hatched ones. All seem to be doing well.

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