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Maternal behaviour in Apistos

Discussion in 'Apistogramma' started by mummymonkey, Apr 26, 2005.

  1. mummymonkey

    mummymonkey Member 5 Year Member

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    This young A. trifasciata is guarding her 'brood' of grindal worms. She's no more than an inch long. I've seen the same thing with one of my female A. hongsloi.

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  2. Mike Wise

    Mike Wise Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    "The (maternal) Force is strong in this one." (with apologies to Darth Vader)
  3. mooman

    mooman Member 5 Year Member

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    That's great. I've also read that they will gaurd and fan fake eggs made of wax.