• Eighth Spawn Yesterday

    From Jeff Snyder@1:345/3777 to All on Tue Mar 23 07:25:00 2010
    Yesterday morning -- March 22nd -- I had intended to conduct my weekly water change; however, around 10:00 AM Mama Mbuna began to display signs that she
    was getting ready to spawn. These signs include leaving her customary little cave, and repeatedly swimming down to the dominant male's cave. In addition
    to tidying up the sand substrate there -- which the male has already done in anticipation of the coming spawning cycle -- she makes these movements with
    the front part of her body, sort of like twitching her head back and forth.

    This behavior went on for some time, and then, right around 12:00 noon --
    which is actually her usual pattern -- she began to spawn in the dominant male's cave. This went on for an hour or so, and then she returned to her
    own cave to begin the process of incubating the eggs.

    I was only able to see a few of the eggs this time as they were being laid,
    so I am not certain how many eggs she laid altogether.

    This morning the tank is back to normal, and the aggression level of the dominant male has subsided; meaning that he isn't pursuing the other males
    in the tank quite as much. As I've stated before, on spawning days, he ramps
    up the aggression and becomes the real terror of the tank, as he repeatedly chases away all of the other males while he is spawning with Mama Mbuna.

    I may possibly do a partial water change later this afternoon.

    That's all for now.

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