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  1. #1

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    So I've noticed one of the dwarves has gotten a bit more assertive in the last week or so. He's the biggest or near the biggest in the bunch, and his fins have been a very bold red in comparison with the rest, who are more normally a somewhat faded reddish hue.

    This morning when I got home from work, did lights on and morning feeding, I noticed he had what could only be described as an orange-toned 'racing stripe' up from his snout along the front half of his back, which seemed to be pulsating. He was also being, for lack of a better word, assertive. He didn't chase anyone around at feeding so much but he's been very back and forth across the tank and sort of chasing around the other 'bows a bit. The pulsating orange racing stripe was definitely something new to me. I'll try and grab pictures of it later if I can find where the wife hid the camera, but has anyone heard of something like this at all?
    "Never Underestimate the Power of Stupid People in Large Numbers"
    -55 Planted Community: Cardinal Tetras, Harlequin Rasboras, Cherry Barbs, a large mixed school of Bronze, Agassiz, and Panda cories, BN Plecos, Various inverts, African Dwarf Water Frogs, and a mated pair of Kribs
    -10 Growout tank: Currently home to some cory fry, snails, and red cherry shrimp

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    That is normal for male biows who are in the mood or asserting dominance. Mine do it all the time.

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    Is he carrying a box of chocolates and some flowers? Sounds like breeding time.

  4. #4

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    *eyes breeding tank already overflowing with fry*
    No chocolates yet, but he might just not be a gentleman.
    He was calmer when I got up this afternoon, but I guess we'll see. They're thin enough fish I guess I'll notice if one of 'em carrying eggs.
    "Never Underestimate the Power of Stupid People in Large Numbers"
    -55 Planted Community: Cardinal Tetras, Harlequin Rasboras, Cherry Barbs, a large mixed school of Bronze, Agassiz, and Panda cories, BN Plecos, Various inverts, African Dwarf Water Frogs, and a mated pair of Kribs
    -10 Growout tank: Currently home to some cory fry, snails, and red cherry shrimp

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    Normal for the Rainbows to do this. Mine do it all the time. The Iran Reds love doing it.

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  6. #6

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    It was really the pulsating orange racing stripe up his snout and down his back that caught my attention. Now that I know it's nothing to be really worried about, it's sort of really cool.
    "Never Underestimate the Power of Stupid People in Large Numbers"
    -55 Planted Community: Cardinal Tetras, Harlequin Rasboras, Cherry Barbs, a large mixed school of Bronze, Agassiz, and Panda cories, BN Plecos, Various inverts, African Dwarf Water Frogs, and a mated pair of Kribs
    -10 Growout tank: Currently home to some cory fry, snails, and red cherry shrimp

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