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rrcoolj 01-07-2012 05:52 AM

Cichlid pair spawned
 
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My pair of centrarchus have spawned for me and are at this point guarding free swimmers. i will get another video of that later. Here is a video of when they were guarding eggs.


This is their spawning coloration. They typically look like this

GwenInNM 01-07-2012 07:52 AM

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Originally Posted by rrcoolj (Post 942824)
My pair of centrarchus have spawned for me and are at this point guarding free swimmers. i will get another video of that later. Here is a video of when they were guarding eggs.

Centrarchus with eggs - YouTube

This is their spawning coloration. They typically look like this


That color change is incredible! The eggs were in the sand? What color are the eggs?

Gwen

rrcoolj 01-07-2012 08:17 AM

eggs are gold. They were attached to the rock in the cave so it was hard to see.

rrcoolj 01-07-2012 08:58 AM

Here are the free swimming babies. You can see mom and dad are struggling to keep them in the cave.


GwenInNM 01-07-2012 09:08 AM

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Originally Posted by rrcoolj (Post 942877)
Here are the free swimming babies. You can see mom and dad are struggling to keep them in the cave.

centrachus with free swimmers - YouTube


Adorable! You must be proud.

Gwen

rrcoolj 01-07-2012 10:04 AM

Thank you I am very proud. These guys re super common so it was nice to get a spawn from them. They are great parents as well.


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