Paratilapia polleni pair with young "hold off" an interested

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Paratilapia polleni pair with young "hold off" an interested

Post by Jim Cumming » Fri May 31, 2013 12:26 am

A pair of Paratilapia polleni protecting their fry from a Ptychochromis oligacanthus female. Interesting thing is she has eggs of his own on the other side of the driftwood and is in full breeding dress. She is just protecting her assets from the potential threat of the 'polleni'. If you look carefully through the opening at the bottom of the driftwood , you can just see the male's anal fin as he is guarding their eggs.
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