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TheCommunityCichlid 11-06-2013 07:44 PM

Motherly Instinct!
 
My cacatuoides spawned again, so ive got a short video with mom interacting with her young to share with everyone. For such a small fish their care is so fascinating, same with all dwarfs IME

Apistogramma Cacatuoides with Fry - YouTube

mikem691 11-06-2013 09:42 PM

Very cool!

bmarine 11-06-2013 10:21 PM

Cool! My africans will do that sometimes too! She floats right above the fry, leads them around the tank sometimes, and she even spit out food for them to eat! It was really cool!

TheCommunityCichlid 11-06-2013 10:42 PM

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Originally Posted by bmarine (Post 2712599)
Cool! My africans will do that sometimes too! She floats right above the fry, leads them around the tank sometimes, and she even spit out food for them to eat! It was really cool!

Females and fry are so cool IMO. You can see the fry eating the vinegar eels in person when I feed them, which is also cool.

Rivers2k 11-07-2013 09:40 AM

Cool video thanks for sharing. I think it is so funny when mothers go pick up with the wanderer and spit them back into the group. Reminds me of a parent grabbing their kid that is wandering from the playground.

TheCommunityCichlid 11-07-2013 10:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Rivers2k (Post 2712874)
Cool video thanks for sharing. I think it is so funny when mothers go pick up with the wanderer and spit them back into the group. Reminds me of a parent grabbing their kid that is wandering from the playground.

lol yea I know! When my panduro spawned and my female jumped a little while later, my male actually stepped up and protected them. But that's about all he just floated above them and let them go where ever. I wish I got a video to compare the to lol

bmarine 11-07-2013 10:33 AM

Yeah, its so cool seeing the mothers protect their fry! My red zebra was so protective for awhile that whenever I came into the room, she'd pick all the fry back up in her mouth! its one of theose moments where you are proud of the hobby lol

TheCommunityCichlid 11-07-2013 10:37 AM

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Originally Posted by bmarine (Post 2712919)
Yeah, its so cool seeing the mothers protect their fry! My red zebra was so protective for awhile that whenever I came into the room, she'd pick all the fry back up in her mouth! its one of theose moments where you are proud of the hobby lol

Mouthbrooder a are cool like that. Apistos will grab all the fry they can two or three at a time and swim them back to their cave and spit them in there, and then repeat to get them all. Lol


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