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    Spawning or what?

    Finally something fishy is going on in my fish tank, for months I've had about 4 of my largest tilapias guarding the breeding pots. Never more than one at a time in or around the opening of the pot.

    Tonight I went out right before dark to find an orgy of 6 to 7 fish spinning around, head over tails, 69ing each other. This took place for about 3 to 4 minutes, with a short resting period and than another round with 2 to 4 fish.

    I got the fry's when they were about 1 inch in size, 10 months ago. Some are now 9 inches in length. I was thinking the guy that sold me the tilapias had changed all of them chemically into males...maybe not!
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    Re: Spawning or what?

    Congrats! I'm not very familiar with the spawn cycle of tilapia how long before you know if it went well?

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    Re: Spawning or what?

    Congratulations, maybe you will become a grandfather too.
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    Re: Spawning or what?

    Thanks guys, not sure on the time frame or even if this was their first time doing the "eddy".

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    Re: Spawning or what?

    Well it's probably their first time being photographed doing the "eddy".

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    Re: Spawning or what?

    Fish porn. You may have a new business opportunity.
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    Re: Spawning or what?

    Becareful I see nothing but red tape and taxes down this road!

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    Re: Spawning or what?

    Well ho did all the porn turn out? Any extra fins in the tank?

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    Re: Spawning or what?

    Sorry to say no extra fins in the tank, they must have been spooning. I've have 25 original Tilapia's just over 1 year old...not sure what I'm doing wrong.

    I know that I had some females because when I did my autopsies on good healthy looking fish that I found dead, their were some with large sacks of eggs inside.

    Some fish act funny and won't eat, when they die it's not a shock. But to find one of my healthy fish floating in the morning, make me wonder what happened in the early morning hours that cause their death .

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    Re: Spawning or what?

    Heart attack from too much "spooning"....
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