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Borellii mating?

Discussion in 'Husbandry / Breeding' started by yukondog, Apr 15, 2018 at 9:14 AM.

  1. yukondog

    yukondog Member

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    The first batch of eggs I did not see the Borellii mating but watching them now I see the female going up to him then turn around and back up to him and a lot of showing off to each other, is this there mating dance? The only cichlids I have breed are kribs with them its easy to tell.
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    Mike Wise Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    Courtship in apistos rarely takes more than 5 - 15 minutes so most hobbyists rarely see it. What you describe seems to me more like she is trying to dissuade the male from getting any closer to her spawning cave. Yes, she probably is already brooding eggs.
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    She has not been going into the cave, she stays out and follows the male around gently swimming up to him and displays to him. Thanks

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