Little update, baby pic and fighting ladies

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Nina_W created the topic: Little update, baby pic and fighting ladies

Here is a little baby yellow lab, there are two in my tank at the moment. Their mom is very prolific, she is already holding the next batch.

So cute :kiss:

And here are two of my ladies fighting:

(notice: video is up and running! sorry for the poor video quality, if I went closer or changed anything, they would have stopped)

They fight like this every three months or so, just before they both spawn with Shep (well, with Cosmo, before he left). I haven't been able to figure out if the winner spawns first, or anything, really. Just every three months or so, they duke it out.
Why is this aggression ok? No one is getting hurt. There is no damage to their fins or their scales from this fight. This is occasional. Neither fish loses their place in the colony, or becomes permanently banned.

You may notice a red zebra with badly shredded fins in the video - the male who caused this had been removed from the tank.
And then, I don't have a picture of her, but my red zerbras have been going at it too, and I have a holding female! Seems removing the aggressive guy finally balanced out the group. She's being extremely reclusive, but red zebra babies in a month or so :)
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toni-a replied the topic: Re: Little update, baby pic and fighting ladies

Video not available :(
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Nina_W replied the topic: Re: Little update, baby pic and fighting ladies

yes, sorry Toni, the video will still take 130 minutes (according to youtube) to be ready. I didn't want to lose my post due to timeout, so I posted it. I did say under the video it's still parsing. Thank you for being interested, it will be there soon (erm, more or less).

and it's up!
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gorgoroth replied the topic: Re: Little update, baby pic and fighting ladies

130 minutes? damn, we want vids now :p

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ScarfaceOzzyOllie replied the topic: Re: Little update, baby pic and fighting ladies

;) have 26 baby yellows in my fry tank from a very young female ,bu she is like a machine and is allready holding the next batch too, i have to separate her for a while or find me some more females :P
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Nina_W replied the topic: video is up!

Yes, we have video now :D
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JasonR replied the topic: Re: video is up!

Great pic and nice vid Nina.:) Love seein lil squabbles like this as long as no one gets hurt obviously.
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ehall67 replied the topic: Re: Little update, baby pic and fighting ladies

Great video my phone is suckin andonly giving my 1:30 min of the video but o well I got the jist! Looks awesome ! I love seeing that battle it was so intersting and yes I have never seen that in my tank at all! I love how all the other fish come swim over like o snap dey fighin!! Lol looks good ! And a super healthy tank to cool!

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Nina_W replied the topic: Re: Little update, baby pic and fighting ladies

Thanks Eddie and Jason :)

I'll put up picks when I'm back from France, so next week, by which time I'm pretty sure they'll be holding eggs. These guys are as prolific as convicts, except that they do it in harems, not in twos.
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Brooksie replied the topic: Re: Little update, baby pic and fighting ladies

Sorry I'm so late in responding.

WOW... that is some lip-locking!! :ohmy: :ohmy: I don't get that in my tank. I guess I should feel lucky huh? At least no one gets hurt and it doesn't happen all the time. Those fish are beautiful though.

I love the yellows in the back ground that I saw. I have never been able to see a female yellow until your video. Everywhere we look, all we find are the males. Ship me your female please... I want some babies. ;)

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