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ok from what i've read 2 of my alto's look like there displaying classic breeding behaviour usually an hour or so after feeding at night, he will sort of lead the female towards this one shell that he picked out and always to this shell then he will sorta stick his head in it and then look at the female and motion her or try to nudge her in, sometimes she goes in others she doesnt, when she does he shakes around and does the usual thing..... now all my other fish that i've seen this happen with usually become pregnant, lay eggs etc. however i see no eggs.... :-?
so i guess my real question is this "will alto's try to breed before they are sexually mature?" because from what i've read mine are too small to be mature....?
 

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If she hasn't completely disappeared into the shell, or doesn't stay there for LONG periods of time, chances are they haven't bred. How big are they anyway?
 

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If she hasn't completely disappeared into the shell, or doesn't stay there for LONG periods of time, chances are they haven't bred. How big are they anyway?
Based on that I think my new w/c Calvus have bred already, sometime yesterday. :lol: Good luck ajr.
 

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the male i'd say would be over 2 inch, the female probly 1 3/4. like said not big enough from what i've read...... :(
does the behaviour indicate anything apart from getting me excited for no reason?
haha
 

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the male i'd say would be over 2 inch, the female probly 1 3/4. like said not big enough from what i've read...... :(
does the behaviour indicate anything apart from getting me excited for no reason?
haha
My comps have spawned and while I think they may be bigger than yours, it's not by much. I'm not very good at estimating these things, however.
 

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ajr,,,,I would say that your comps are definitely showing signs of "maturing'. I cant say whether or not they can yet?????

What you have described is exactly what all my Cavus/Comps did before they spawned. But,,I really never had those fish that small breed IME.

A 2" fish of this type of species is really not the big,,considering they are "mature" around the 3.5-4" range.

Keep your fingers crossed though,,,,at least you know you have a pair. That's always a plus with these fish.

APII
 

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Darkside said:
I've had 2" comps breed!

They're my "Sumbu"s though....
Give the man a hand, he'll be here all week.
Likely, given the current rate of my lab work... :p

ajr: You're comps are fire fins if I remember correctly? So no, they shouldn't be breeding yet, sounds like practice to me.
 

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haha sweet.... oh well, im still excited on another subject my cyps has now held eggs, now fish for 20 days (first attempt) now and i've got a seperate tank set up ready to roll for the young!!! will be posting a thread with pics soon YAY!
 
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