auratus and syno

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Matt replied the topic: Re: auratus and syno

That's interesting, is the Syno just being territorial? I've never known them to be but hey first time for everything.

I love the spotted ones, probably my personal favorites. I had some featherfin squeakers, but they just got fat and lazy.

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Nina_W replied the topic: Re: auratus and syno

no, little stripey, the auratus female in male dress, is laying eggs (unfertilised) and the syno is eating them as they come out :)
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Matt replied the topic: Re: auratus and syno

Does she not have a mate I'm assuming and is just releasing so as not to become egg bound?

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Nina_W replied the topic: Re: auratus and syno

MattsOscars wrote: Does she not have a mate I'm assuming and is just releasing so as not to become egg bound?


yes, pretty much :)
She and her daughter are rescues from an idiot who thought these fish paired, and put two of the most aggressive of their kind in a little 10 gallon to breed them. She was so badly beaten up when I got her I thought she was a goner. In stead, she healed and carried one egg to hatching, and the little girl grew up with her. Both are now in my tank, fiercely defending their respective halves from each other. She's on the left :)

I really don't want males of her kind, I like my fish alive...
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JasonR replied the topic: Re: auratus and syno

Wow! Great catch Nina! Reminds me of SD's following Oscars around waiting for them to crap.:D
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Nina_W replied the topic: Re: auratus and syno

Thanks Jason :)

I really do love these little catfish. Right up there with my all time favourites. Usually, the male of the pair viciously chases them off during spawning, but in this case, little Stripey doesn't seem to mind, really.
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