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Garra Flavatra Fry!
November 25, 2008
8:17 pm
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Graeme
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Around 1 year ago i wrote some interesting behaviors with the Garra flavatra. Here's what i wrote.

I've just been witnessing some interesting behaviors. Two of my Garra flavatra seem to show an interest in each other without it looking like a territorial fight.

What is seen is the male following what i think is a female and they seem to shadow each other around one of my large boulders. They hover around in circles side by side then the male looks like he is pushing the female into the corner of the large boulder and rocks. She stays there for a while and the male swims off for a while and he comes back for them to start hovering around on the large rocks/boulders again.

And today i've found 3 tiny survivors in one of my tanks. Cute little chaps that are grazing well at such a small size. I have no idea how they spawned but i will keep closer observations from now on. The parents are kept in neutral waters, fresh tap water normally of ph7.2 but drops to 6.8. and general 8 - 12 dH, 140 - 210 ppm.

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November 25, 2008
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That's awesome Graeme /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" /> That adult is utterly stunning.

When do you think they spawned? Must be a month or two ago?

November 25, 2008
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wow, that is amazing, so is the colour on the adult.

November 25, 2008
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Excellent news Graeme /thumbs_up.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":thumbsup:" border="0" alt="thumbs_up.gif" />

November 26, 2008
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Cheers chaps! /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

Yeah Dunc, with the size of these chaps i would guess they are a month or so old and i can only imagine that how they survived was with living in between the crevices of the pebbles and boulders, plus the bogwood. The occupants that share the tank (55gal) is Nemacheilus pallidus, Sinibotia pulchra and Puntius fasciatus.

November 26, 2008
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QUOTE (Graeme @ Nov 26 2008, 11:37 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Cheers chaps! /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

Yeah Dunc, with the size of these chaps i would guess they are a month or so old and i can only imagine that how they survived was with living in between the crevices of the pebbles and boulders, plus the bogwood. The occupants that share the tank (55gal) is Nemacheilus pallidus, Sinibotia pulchra and Puntius fasciatus.


Jaay, more victims for my fry picture collection. Do you mind, Graeme ?

November 26, 2008
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Oh wow, groundbreaking stuff Graeme!! /ohmy.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":o" border="0" alt="ohmy.gif" /> Hope you've checked the filter if it's an external! /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" /> The adult is stunning; have you noticed any signs of sexual dimorphism?

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November 26, 2008
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Thanks. /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

Aye Matt, i've checked the external filters but nothing found. Saying that, i wasn't really looking for fry in them over a month ago......damm! /wacko.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":wacko:" border="0" alt="wacko.gif" />

From my observations normally the males show the tubercles heavily around the facial area and also along the lateral line, especially on the caudal peduncle area, when only in breeding mood i must add.

November 26, 2008
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Sure lizz, take your pic! /wink.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=";)" border="0" alt="wink.gif" />

November 27, 2008
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Do the tubercules come and go Graeme? I was reading about Mick's red-tails on LOL earlier and the fact their "horns" have reduced; interesting stuff!

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