Randall wrote:Hello Florent,
This breeding behavior is remarkable indeed!
So, you observed the mouthbrooding behavior when you turned the light on? Is this right? If so, the female took the fry into her mouth at night when it was dark?
yes I think so, but I was not at home when the ligth switch off. I didn't know if they have done this before or just this time because I forgot the ligth on.
Somebody tell me that Konrad Lorenz have seen something like that with Hemichromis, but I can't say me in whih book. I send pictures to Dr. Anton Lamboj, and he answered that :
"I am with you, that this is not mouthbreeding as usual, but more protection of fry. (Mouthbrooding is - for definition - only with eggs and larvae, but not with juveniles swimming free). But nevertheless - very interesting, and a beautiful fish."
May I show your photos to the North Jersey Aquarium Society membership? I'm presenting to the society this week and would like to include them in my program.
Yes of course, I would be proud