Today In The Fishroom~4/29/11 F0 P.managuense "Honduras"

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Today In The Fishroom~4/29/11 F0 P.managuense "Honduras"

Mensaje por Aquamojo » Sab Abr 30, 2011 6:39 pm

The pair are beginning to breed in their new tank.

The male

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The female...a little ticked at the intrusion.

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A lot of posturing and lip locking

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They selected a nice flat stone for breeding...field stone from our farm...nice stuff.

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Flashing the female...or maybe that was dodging a side strike.

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Him chasing her...

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Her chasing him...

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And so it goes...

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Mensaje por CiclidMex » Sab Abr 30, 2011 7:55 pm

I love the yellow of your female, and the blue of her fins, great shots!!!
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Mensaje por Aquamojo » Dom May 01, 2011 8:26 am

Two more. The pair had a regular breeding spot in the old tank. The larger tank affords them a few different choices. The female seems to prefer the old standby piece of bowl shaped slate. The male seems to be very interested in leading her back to the large strawberry pot....something that was too large for the last tank. If you look at the pictures above you will notice that the male organ is down and ready for action. The female is not there yet.....but hell....haven't most of US males been there as well? LOL

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Re: Today In The Fishroom~4/29/11 F0 P.managuense "Honduras"

Mensaje por Aquamojo » Dom May 01, 2011 5:11 pm

Thanks man.

As you can see the male is ready for action. This is a good shot of what the male organ looks like from the side. It comes to an obvious point and is pointed forward. A female will look like a soda straw pointed backward.

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The female is not ready...no visible sign other than a slight thickness in that area. What I think is going on is that they can't comes to terms with WHERE they want to breed. The male keeps selling the large pot..darting in and scraping the inside while the female watches.

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He is also scraping along the sides and top of the pot...all while the female watches.

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The female literally ignores this and swims over top of the slate...puffing up her operculum and scraping the bottom and cleaning the slate.

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The male...dejected...will lay along side waiting for the female to return for a repeat performance.

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Back and forth...each trying to lay the ground rules for the next breeding site.

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Two shots of the male:

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Two of my favorite shots thus far....the male making a quick turn. I actually caught this pose four or five times These are the best of the bunch.

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Mensaje por CiclidMex » Dom May 01, 2011 5:59 pm

Hey Mo, have you ever thought make a movie about the behavior of the cichlids?, you always catch the right moment.

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Re: Today In The Fishroom~4/29/11 F0 P.managuense "Honduras"

Mensaje por Aquamojo » Dom May 01, 2011 7:59 pm

CiclidMex escribió:Hey Mo, have you ever thought make a movie about the behavior of the cichlids?, you always catch the right moment.

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I have made several for youtube....one of which was catching the managuense fry glancing (feeding) off the slime coat of the pair. Juan says it hadn't been documented.

But I hear you...I SHOULD do that. I have a very nice camera that I use to produce commercials for my advertising agency.

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Re: Today In The Fishroom~4/29/11 F0 P.managuense "Honduras"

Mensaje por CiclidMex » Dom May 01, 2011 9:02 pm

I can't wait to see all of them!!!
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