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almorhae fighting.

Post by mickthefish » Wed Mar 18, 2009 8:20 am

yesterday Doc came round to pick some barbs up, so i had to strip the tank of everything meaning all territories had gone.
once i put all the wood and caves back in i did a small water change just to top the level up, within an hour all fish were happy again then this skirmish started, it's the longest fight i've seen the almorhae do it started at around 8 pm and when i took this short vid the time was 1. 30 ish AM.
but it's the venom between the fish i wanted to show cos they were really going at it.
had a look at them first thing this morning and except for a few scratches and sore mouths they were mates again. :wink:
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Post by Mad Duff » Wed Mar 18, 2009 8:53 am

Great vid Mick, mine do get like that from time to time but it gets worse when the two big females are heavily with eggs.

Normally when mine start it goes on for a couple of hours and the kubotai or rostrata get dragged into it, one of my big males lost an eye during one of the worst disputes.
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Post by Doc » Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:02 am

The troubles I cause eh? Glad to see you managed to get all the decor back in place after I left. If you think that is bad I'll get a vid of my Sids going at it and upload it... they make your Almorhae look like nursery school kids..
So many species of fish yet so little time, space and money to keep them all...

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Post by mickthefish » Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:30 am

I can believe it Chris, but you want to see and hear the caudipunctata when they're on form, the big one you saw last night decided she/he had enough with the female S berdmori and decided to take half of her dorsal of.

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Post by palaeodave » Wed Mar 18, 2009 3:40 pm

They both look exhausted! Quite funny when the other loaches start poking their noses in.
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Post by mickthefish » Wed Mar 18, 2009 4:28 pm

Dave so would you be if you'd been having a punchup for 5 1/2 hours mate. :lol:

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Post by David Marshall » Wed Mar 18, 2009 7:20 pm

Nice video Mick

I think your fish were influenced by that Rocky movie you had on in the backgroud. ha ha ha

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Post by helen nightingale » Wed Mar 18, 2009 8:47 pm

its exhasting viewing!

you have some beatufull fish in there Mick

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Post by Botia Robert » Sat Mar 21, 2009 12:51 am

Thanks for showing that Mick. Brilliant Botia!

That sort of behaviour is to be expected if you make your Botia watch Rocky with you. :lol:

My fish fight from time to time but I really dont see what they are doing.

1. Do the spines come out?

2. How do they inflict damage.

3. Is this fighting or courtship??? The Almorhae apeared to be targeting the vent area rather than doing the Botia twirl!

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Post by plaalye » Sat Mar 21, 2009 1:25 am

Botia Robert wrote:The Almorhae apeared to be targeting the vent area rather than doing the Botia twirl!
That is different than the dizzying round and round that I'm used to seeing from my Kubotai and striata. They got it going a few times but then back to the side by side, slower, and more calculated posturing.

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Post by mickthefish » Sat Mar 21, 2009 4:04 am

B Robert, i did'nt realise the rocky balboa film was on until David M mentioned it. :lol:
Q1 yes the spines do come out but only when you see them attack.
Q2 by both the spines and biting
Q3 i'm sure those two fish are males so it's gotta be a fight for who's boss

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