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Re: SAE behavior

> In the last week I have noticed some odd behavior among my SAEs.  Every
> once in a while two of them will circle each other head to tail, swimming
> very vigorously.  Looks like spawning behavior to me, despite their being
> only 3" long (about 18 months old, I think).  And strangest of all, the
> pair (but not others in the tank) had nearly lost the longitudinal stripe,
> it had turned light grey and splotchy.  Anyone seen anything like this
> before????

I'm not sure about the "spawning behavior", but just the other day I
noticed the lateral stripe fade and become light gray and splotchy on a
couple of SAE of the same age. It lasted a couple of days before turning
back to normal.  I have no explanation.

Ed Hengel