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bhone20 07-06-2008 12:56 AM

Proud papa
This is the Male guarding his new fry,sorry its outta focus,He is just so fast that every picture I try to take is a blur. and they always stress out alott when I get near the tank after the fry have hatched.

aquathena 07-06-2008 01:23 AM

Oh, wow! That's amazing! I didn't realize that the males were the ones who took care of the fry.

Congratulations to you and the proud daddy.

willow 07-06-2008 05:46 AM

great picture,
i love seeing pics like that.

southafrica1001 07-06-2008 05:54 AM

congratulations :D poor papa looks tired hehe. good luck with them :D

bhone20 07-06-2008 02:35 PM

Thanks,The female was at the other end of the log gathering up some of the fry that wounder off. She actually stays right in the middle of the school while the Male usually hovers over them protecting them from predators.The last batch they had was in my 80 gallon Oscar tank. With my two 10" Oscars He did an excellent job of protecting them. If they got too close, BAM! The Male would zip up and bite the Oscars and be back in the log before the Oscar could turn around. This time they have their own tank in my living room which is nice, cause I can always have an eye on the fry incase the Male should start to eat them.

southafrica1001 07-07-2008 12:45 AM

haha thats so cute :D good luck :D

brianl78 07-07-2008 11:55 AM

how do you tell the sex in these fish.

bhone20 07-07-2008 03:50 PM

Female=Colorful fins and bellies as well as throat.
Male=Plain looking,usually just stripes,usually bigger,longer fin strings,Hump on top of head when mature.

This will explain
MALE-This is the same fish as the first picture


bhone20 07-07-2008 06:55 PM

well, papa started snacking on his fry, so he is already back in his own tank.It hasn't even been 1 week and he is eating them.I wouldn't breed him with his disposition if he didn't make such neat looking fish.

brianl78 07-07-2008 08:31 PM

are they easy to breed

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