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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-06-2004, 12:02 AM Thread Starter
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i have never seen fish mate. i had guppies once and i saw the fry...but anyway,
my rasbora harlequins were doing a sort of 'hip bump' and then a 'wiggle'. were they mating? or dying? so they lay eggs? will my shrimp eat the eggs?

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-06-2004, 12:15 AM
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Harlequin rasbora's are egg layers.. but htey do so in a rather unusual way. They invert themselves and lay their eggs on the udersides of overhanging leaves. The behavior you are describing is mostly like a dominance display between two males.
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I believe that those rasboras have a prefference for the redish undersides of cryptocoryne plants...

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