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Thread: breeding

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc4 View Post
    They are smart little buggers. Mine has a routine. He waits until the light in the aquarium goes off and then does a dance. He swims in a big circle at the front of the aquarium from the top to the bottom. He does that for a good ten minutes, then settles down and starts to eat. If I were going to breed any of my fish, it would be petricola cats.
    That is cool to read about your petricola. You can write all you want about your fishes' tactics, thanks for sharing.

    It's true that eggs and if one happens to hatch, babies would be eaten up quickly in a cichlid tank, but given you have enough fish as it is, one is better than two (IMO). They like groups, and there is no room for a group.
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    "Unlike the majority of the genus, S. petricola is actually bred quite often in aquaria. It is usually an open spawning egg scatterer but it is also one of the few fish known to exhibit a method of spawning known as brood parasitism."

    http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species...tis-petricola/
    I've kept a group of 12 petricola in my 125 with cichlids for many years, never had any baby catfish turn up. The multipunctatus in the 75 were fairly good at it, I managed to raise almost a dozen of their young ones.

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