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How do males act when approaching females?

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How do males act when approaching females?

Postby Jiinx » Sun May 20, 2012 10:31 am

Hi there,
Sorry for all the questions. I decided to go with the 20 G set up without splitting it into 10 G with a plastic canvas. I put 4 females and one male in the tank. I put 4 females, bc one of the females doesn't have a dark gonad spot, but her fins aren't as brightly coloured as an obvious male one. So 4 females and one male it is! Just in case.

I put the male into my 20 G (the two males in my tank are so active and are always chasing one another) and he right away found a female and they started chasing one another. It was so cute. They were chasing one another in the grasses and plants and burrowing in the gravel.

My question is: he started almost vibrating. His fins kept closing and opening and it's like his whole body was vibrating/shivering. Was he excited? He was surrounded by females and he was the only one doing that. Is this typical? Is this how it starts? Lol. So excited to have potential CPD babies!!!

How long do I keep the fishes in there for? A week?

sarah

ETA: I think the female that I thought was a female may be a male bc I see her/him chasing another female. I find CPDs don't chase one another other than the male on male chasing I see frequently in my 55 G. Is chasing among mating behaviours?
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Re: How do males act when approaching females?

Postby BallAquatics » Sun May 20, 2012 10:06 pm

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