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Old 04-19-2017, 07:35 PM
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Why would they do this...I saw one doing it twice and another doing it once... anybody ever see this?
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Old 04-19-2017, 07:38 PM
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I think it may be normal behavior. I have a Front that constantly plays with the sand in my tank and sometimes moves it from one spot to another. It's fun to watch, it like watching an excavator move sand from one spot to another.
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Old 04-19-2017, 08:22 PM
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They keep it in their mouth, like they are holding eggs...
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Old 04-19-2017, 08:58 PM
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I have one female Moba that's constantly playing with air bubbles. I guess it's just the "fishonality" of an individual fish.
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Yup, something some will do, also air bubbles or bits of food. Some young females do it almost like practice. Otherwise, sometimes it seems like a pacifier for stress or some people think females do it to avoid attention from males. So different possible reasons, but not unheard of.
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I have one female Moba that's constantly playing with air bubbles. I guess it's just the "fishonality" of an individual fish.
I have one of my Kitumba females doing the same thing. I get excited that she is holding only for her to spit bubbles.
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