The larger loach was noticeably fatter - which makes no sense in terms of over eating because I feed the tank very little food. I snuck around the side of the tank, trying not to be seen and got a good look at quite gravid-looking swelling at the posterior part of the belly. A few of my fish have become gravid over the years, and so far only the white clouds managed a brief, unseccessful spawn. But the egg-bound female has a distinctive look about the belly every time.
I have some Amano shrimp in the horse tank, as well as a few tetras. In the incredibly off-chance possibility that my horsies go to stud, do you think I should remove the shrimp as predators on eggs and fry? I could move all the other inhabitants, but I don't want to be disruptive about it.
I promise a photo - even a grainy one - should the opportunity arise.[/i]
And man, yes! I am gunning for the fluke on this one, but what the hell. Two of these loaches that know each other well. They might both be female, but here's hoping they're not, and that he's in the mood. That would be an enormous surprise and delight!
Ta, duck. It's a chance of a lifetime - much better phrased as let's see what happens. If it works, I'm quitting my job and entering the "horsie set."Graeme Robson wrote:Nice one Mark!! I've got some fat one's, but none are clearly "Gravid" like yours. Good luck old chap!
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