Re: NANFA-- E. obesus spawn

Tue, 20 Feb 2001 13:34:20 -0600

A Daddy and a Grandpa! What a past few days this has been!

Today when I was feeding the fish , I noticed a strange thing in the 29
gallon that houses the Banded Sunfish. Nobody came to greet me. Then I
noticed the ,what was a, plump looking female in the corner of the tank
looking a bit ragged, and the other two hiding motionless in dense moss. I
thought " it has got to be, but ..." Sure enough, I luckily could get
behind the aquarium and look at the back of it. In a crotch of a peice of
driftwood lieing on the bottom, lined with moss and surrounded with a
curtain of moss, was the big male obesus vigourously fanning eggs.
Well, I go to get back there and scoop out the three other obesus and put
them in another tank so the daddy can take care of his young without

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