Posted 04 June 2010 - 11:46 AM
I have four individuals (survivors of an original dozen, the rest having been lost to disease they brought in with them) housed in a 30" tank with three Pseudomugil rainbowfish.
Three of the catfish forage continuously throughout the tank, whereas the fourth which is slightly bulkier than the others and I take to be a female spends most of it's time in and around a hole in a piece of bogwood, about 6 inches from the bottom and in a very dark area. This individual feeds normally and appears robust, so my original thought that maybe it was a sick fish hiding away is incorrect, moreover it appears to be defending the area by chasing the others away. This appears to me to be very like breeding behaviour and I'm wondering if there might be a nest or a clutch of eggs in this area which unfortunately it's impossible to see into.
Has anyone observed similar behaviour in this species?
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Posted 05 June 2010 - 03:20 PM
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