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Anyone here know what are the spawning behaviours of damelfishes? Have a pair of Pomacentrus Alleni. 1 is bigger than the other. 1 of them is super neon metallic blue, while the other is a duller deep blue. Both swim together everyday. recently, the bigger one with the brighter colouration has taken a liking to a patch of sand underneath my favia. Its like a little cave, between 2 rocks and the favia on top as a roof. There is a brightly lit clearing of sand next to it. have seen him using his body to wiggle and clear off the sand to form a depression in the sand bed. Is he like, making a little love nest or something?

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Sounds like it, only way to confirm is to check for eggs.

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I thought that is a common behavior among damsels, as in using their tails to create a small bare bottom patch? The damsel I've kept long time ago did the same, and it was the only damsel in the tank.

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Sounds like it, only way to confirm is to check for eggs.

ok will do. thanks

I thought that is a common behavior among damsels, as in using their tails to create a small bare bottom patch? The damsel I've kept long time ago did the same, and it was the only damsel in the tank.

i've had some damsels before but never seen them behave this way :(

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i've had some damsels before but never seen them behave this way :(

I was actually quite pissed with it as it messed up my sand bed and covered my corals with sand. <_<

Yours might just be a different case though. It'll be interesting to see them spawn. Keep us posted!

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I was actually quite pissed with it as it messed up my sand bed and covered my corals with sand. <_<

Yours might just be a different case though. It'll be interesting to see them spawn. Keep us posted!

will be interesting to see them die :( i dunno how to raise those babies. no luck even with banggais. will keep u posted if they really are mating though hehe.

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will be interesting to see them die :( i dunno how to raise those babies. no luck even with banggais. will keep u posted if they really are mating though hehe.

oh no...it's sad to see them die off if they really spawn :ph34r: !

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oh no...it's sad to see them die off if they really spawn :ph34r: !

false alarm bah haha. they never did spawn. just being annoying and digging up holes in my sand.

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