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jeaninel 04-11-2008 11:06 PM

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

stephenmontero 04-12-2008 05:48 PM

not sure what it is but it sure is cool to watch

herefishy 04-12-2008 07:18 PM

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?

jeaninel 04-13-2008 03:21 PM

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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

Dave66 04-13-2008 04:24 PM

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Originally Posted by jeaninel
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.

Dave

jeaninel 04-14-2008 03:00 PM

Thanks for the info!


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