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SAE question


>I don't think mating is possible in captivity.

SAE's _have_ been bred not only "in captivity", but in aquariums.  And by
more than one person, although I wouldn't callit "routine" quite yet.

>What we see is their schooling behaviours. That's
>one chasing another's tail. No injuries. Unfortunately, one was
>a goner next day. No reason. No disease. The other one has been
>doing a very very good job of cleaning algae. Specicifically,
>hair algae. It's now grown to 1.75" and looks healthy and very

Since adult SAE's are about 6" long, I think yours are probably far short
of sexual maturity.

Karen Randall
Aquatic Gardeners Association