07-31-2009, 10:43 PM
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Originally Posted by artgalnj
It was the first time a fish of mine laid eggs. I should have realized it, but I just wanted to be on the safe side. They ate the eggs during the night. Today, she spawned AGAIN only this time she wasn't as bloated looking. I saw the papilla and I knew we were going down the road again. I actually got to see her lay the eggs today. The male follow behind her and ate all the eggs
I've read they'll do that if they're immature. This is only their second time spawing.
I'm located in Somerset County (about 15 miles north of Princeton). Are you familar with NJ?
Very cool. To bad you couldn't have video recorded it.
Yep I'm very familiar with NJ. Mostly South Jersey / Philly area (my Fiancee is from Sicklerville /Williamstown area) Born in Philly but she was raised in South NJ. I'll actually be in Sicklerville in about 3 weeks. I'm more familiar with South NJ, but I do frequent north.... way north though (Passaic, Newark, etc.) since I'm in NYC alot. I do know where you're at. SHe has family up in Trenton and we go up there (and Princeton area) when we visit.