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They're at it again!!!

Posted By: Jim Powers <jimpowers@prodigy.net>
Date: Thursday, 14 December 2000, at 5:35 p.m.

I thought my Pseudogastromyzon cheni were done spawning. In the last several days, however, I have noticed more babies in the gravel while gravel cleaning. I sucked up five babies and thought I had killed them. But, after looking in the bucket they were OK. After much difficulty I caught them and returned them to the tank. Last night, I got to see the parents spawning, for only the second time even though they spawned from May through Oct. The male and female would position themselves on a cobble stone, and back into the gravel creating a trench. The male would flutter over the female "scrubbing" her back with his mouth. He would chase any fish, even his own tiny young, away from