Mating SAEs?

Since the SAE experts seem to reside here, I wanted to ask about their
mating behavior. I've two that have been inseparable since I first got them
early this year. They do everything together. In the last few days, I've
seen them madly scrambling after each other and swimming furiously in
small, tight circles. In the process, their black stripes almost disappear.
They seem to be trying to wrap around each other the way the dwarf gouramis
in the same tank do when they mate.

Are they trying to mate? I know that SAEs have not bred in captivity.

Greg. Tong
San Francisco, CA, USA
gtong at sirius_com

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