Acquired: Fish / pet store
Norristown, Pennsylvania, United States
Posted Jan 11, 2019
I kept and bred over twenty pairs of this fish. They're food fish, raised for meat. I was interested in their breeding behavior. I did my undergrad work on their breeding cues. The fish are aggressive diggers. You find pairs excavate a large nest. The female will lay eggs in the nest. The male will immediately fertilize them. The eggs will be carried in her mouth until hatching. The fry swim around but will race to her mouth if started. It is an amazing experience to observe!