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Laetacara curviceps social nesting??


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Hi all,

I have 4 of this species in a 75 gallon tank. I noticed the females were driving away the males from one of the corners of the tank. I took a close look and they had made two adjacent depressions with each one guarding their own depression in the soil. The females (turned black) are guarding the area from all fish but yesterday I noticed the wrigglers. The funny thing is, the females not only tolerate each other, but appear to be helping each other out. I noticed the wrigglers keep moving all together, from the care of one female to the other, or at least switching nest sites.

Has anyone ever observed this behavior in this species?