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Old 04-11-2008, 10:06 PM   #1
 
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Boesemani antics

Check these videos out. I thought I had 3 males but is this spawning behavior?

http://youtube.com/watch?v=Wu-xyzdKu2g

http://youtube.com/watch?v=yv_pa-IBxAc
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Old 04-12-2008, 04:48 PM   #2
 
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not sure what it is but it sure is cool to watch
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Old 04-12-2008, 06:18 PM   #3
 
I think that they were imitating the Three Stooges.

As I have never bred that species, I really couldn't tell you if that was breeding behavior or not. It sure looks like some kind of courtship though. Did you notice any eggs drop or milt spray?
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Old 04-13-2008, 02:21 PM   #4
 
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I think that they were imitating the Three Stooges.
LOL, herefishy

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Did you notice any eggs drop or milt spray?
No, I didn't see any eggs. I guess they're just 3 males that need a female. lol
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Old 04-13-2008, 03:24 PM   #5
 
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No, I didn't see any eggs. I guess they're just 3 males that need a female. lol
Jeanine,
They do that when there aren't enough of their kind in the tank. What you're seeing is a battle for dominance, not mating. Boseman's, like other rainbowfish, should be kept in groups of at least eight to have normal behavior and activity. Boseman's are quite prolific breeders; nylon spawning mops hung in their tank will soon be full of eggs. The young aren't difficult to raise.

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Old 04-14-2008, 02:00 PM   #6
 
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Thanks for the info!
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