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post #1 of 6 Old 03-10-2010, 03:00 PM Thread Starter
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Video of spawning Splashing Tetras in their natural habitat

Some may have seen the BBC video Amazon, River of the Sun. It contains several scenes of Amazonian fish, including this excerpt on the very unique spawning method of Copella arnoldi, commonly called the Splashing Tetra or Jumping Tetra. The video speaks for itself.

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post #2 of 6 Old 03-10-2010, 03:14 PM
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That is truly remarkable and so amazing that someone was actually able to capture that on video. Nice find, Byron!
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post #3 of 6 Old 03-10-2010, 03:45 PM
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another great video B!!

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post #4 of 6 Old 03-10-2010, 04:29 PM
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Amazing video. I never would have thought of any tetra spawning in such fashion. Great footage.

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post #5 of 6 Old 03-10-2010, 07:54 PM
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That's just really frakkin cook!
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post #6 of 6 Old 03-11-2010, 04:14 AM
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That video just blew my mind. It really makes you wonder how such an intricate and involved spawning process could have possibly evolved. Great stuff, Byron. Thanks!

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