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Discussion in 'African Cichlids' started by boston71, Oct 20, 2019.

  1. boston71

    boston71 New Member

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    Is this a disease on the anal fin or just the natural coloring of the fish? Thanks[​IMG][​IMG]

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    Are they tased any or flush with the skin? Only on this one fish? How long?
     
  3. boston71

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    About 2 wks, started with the albino peacock...they look like they are part of the fin, and not attached to it, but seeing the blue peacock with it...Thanks

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    I think they are Cichlid fin egg spots...What do you think?

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    The yellow spots on the anal (bottom) fin are egg spots. Male Rift Lake cichlids develop them when they mature. When the fish breed, the female swims around and picks up the eggs and stores them in a buccal pouch under her bottom jaw. She sees the egg spots on the male's anal fin and tries to grab them. When she inhales, the male releases sperm and the female inhales the sperm, which fertilises the eggs in her mouth.
     
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  6. boston71

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    Thanks Colin....

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