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> >but I think I have notice one of the larger males seems to have picked a
> spot near some rocks and has declared it his >territory. Is that normal or
> am I imagining things? It's almost cichlid like in behavior.
> I took some video of a particularly combative group of male Procatopus that
> are vying for the prime spot right in the outflow of the Aquaclear filter in
> their tank. Wow, what a show!! They seem to love the flow and seek it out
> where it is strongest.
Ultimately, these are crevice spawners, and the rocks and filter represent
"structure" that may be a suitable place to entice females to spawn. I've
found that most of my lampeyes will seek out some current, in a playful way,
but the favorite places are near a spawning object where the eggs can be
driven into crevices.
Put a coarse sponge filter insert in their tank and watch the alpha males
take it over. I stuff a cylinder of coarse plastic stitchery canvas with
pillow-stuffing polyester (or equivalent filter floss). Ends are closed with
3" plastic PVC pipe end caps. The dominant males will always be found
hanging out near it. In a few days, the floss is loaded with eggs.
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