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#1 BrownBullhead

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Posted 04 March 2007 - 05:24 AM

What is this behaviour my Synodontis Lucipinnis (a.k.a. "Dwarf Petricola") are doing here? Are they fighting? I have about 20 of these guys in my 150-gallon. All are approximately two inches total length each. I've lost about 5 in the last week… where at first I thought it may have been due to my "overhaul" of my tank (see http://cichlid-forum...p...9=) I am now wondering if they are killing each other? Any feedback, Synodontis keepers?

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Video: Weird Behaviour? Are they fighting? re: Synodontis Lucipinnis (a.k.a. "Dwarf Petricola")

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Posted 04 March 2007 - 02:50 PM

I would say that with the massive changes that you had made to your tank, that the aggression is down to staking out new territories with the new set-up as Synodontis in the main are territorial. I would add some plant pots and pipework for them to hide away in.

In the unlikely event that they are in breeding condition, I say unlikely if they are only 2ins in length, with the probably cooler water change the upturned pots will make a home for a pair ready to spawn.

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