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Old 07-08-2012, 12:01 PM   #1
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is she holding?

At First glance, looks like she's got something stuck in her throat. Could it be?

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Old 07-08-2012, 12:05 PM   #2
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Looks like she's holding to me
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Old 07-08-2012, 12:06 PM   #3
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Oops. Maybe I should mention that the "holding " fish is c. Afra
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I agree. She us holding. Have you identified the pair?
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Old 07-08-2012, 01:24 PM   #5
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I have my suspects narrowed down pretty good. My dominant male c. Afra has been showing off for her for a couple of months now, I guess maybe she finally accepted him! Today, she's keeping to herself, staying out of sight, popping out from time to time. While he seems more calm today compared to most days. Usually he's chasing her down flaring his fins trying to look sexy or something.
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Old 07-08-2012, 01:42 PM   #6
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I have got a Yellow Lab that is holding. She is usually hiding and now he is being aggressive towards her and the others when she comes out. He forces her back into a little cave in the rocks. Watch out for that. I also have an Acei male that is wreaking havoc and the female is not even showing yet. He struts his stuff and chases the three other males away.
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Old 07-08-2012, 02:02 PM   #7
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I have got a Yellow Lab that is holding. She is usually hiding and now he is being aggressive towards her and the others when she comes out. He forces her back into a little cave in the rocks. Watch out for that. I also have an Acei male that is wreaking havoc and the female is not even showing yet. He struts his stuff and chases the three other males away.
My acei is the same way. I will definitely be keeping a close eye out!
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Old 07-08-2012, 07:01 PM   #8
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Anybody else want to chime in? I know the pics are a little crappy, I question it because the bottom of her jaw in one spot is actually pointed. Its not rounded off or anything. She is also making kissy type movements with her lips. Honestly it looks like she's got a rock in her throat to me. And if that's the case I'd like to get it out!
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Old 07-08-2012, 07:57 PM   #9
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Not a rock, I'd say she's holding! When you go to feed you'll see she may come out and almost look like she wants to eat but she won't. You will notice it more I the next few days, not a expert but I guess the eggs get larger so her throat will bulge more. That's what I noticed with mine.
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Old 07-08-2012, 08:03 PM   #10
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How exciting! She is my first holding fish. She does act like she wants to eat, but she wont. I even tried giving her a pea (they'll do anything for a pea) and she went up to it then went back to her area. I'm so excited

So she'll hold for what, about 3 weeks? Off to get a divider
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