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Holding question

PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:23 pm
by hartebreak
Pretty much a newbie in Africans. First off, I think one of my rustys is holding, what say you? I just noticed it last night. I know that they typically hold for 23-28 days, without witnessing the actual spawning and fertilizing, how can one tell how far along a holding female is?

Re: Holding question

PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:18 pm
by DJRansome
I am not seeing anything from that angle. Is she eating?

Re: Holding question

PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:30 pm
by hartebreak
Kind of chases food around with all the others, but havent seen her open her mouth and actually eat anything.

Re: Holding question

PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:49 am
by morrismorris
It is difficult to tell with that picture. Under the mouth will have a noticeable bulge if the female is holding. You really can't mistake it when you compare to fish that aren't holding.