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The hogaboomorum are breeding AGAIN. I have two 75 gallon tanks full of fry that I plan on bringing to the convention. I recently posted a new lighting set up that I was experimenting with (much to my pleasure) and used something similar with these photos.

Here's the male and female doing their respective jobs. The female on the right is guarding the breeding area...that maroon half pot...where she has a bunch of new wigglers...and the male keeping an eye on the other large male on the left hand side of the tank. One of the things that I find interesting in particular about this species...or at least this pair...is that the pair will swim a distance away from the pot full of fry regularly. Not that they ignore them...just that they don't spend every waking minute guarding them as most other species (at least the ones breeding in my fishroom) do.



Breeding coloration is apparent in the photo above with the female getting that beautiful orange/red background color. Here she is doing me a "favor" and swimming right into the lighting sweet spot. :D



The breeding male keeping a keen eye out for any movement of his competition.



And the best shot of the whole session...the male flaring at me setting up the lights. I saw him winding up getting upset...stepped back and shot two pictures of this action. This was the best of two.

 

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Nice photos and nice fish :thumb: .
 

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Mo the ones I got are growing very nice and I managed to grab another at TFP in Lancaster. Hopefully I will be able to post some nice pictures soon. I am trying to hold off until I get an HD video camera.
 

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Smitty...good to hear pal. I have tanks full of fry that I am bringing to the convention.
 
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