Reproductive Biology

During breeding season, the male takes on brighter coloration and begins enticing a female to his spawning site by wiggling all his fins in a distinctive pattern. Once a female appears receptive, the male trembles and "points" to the site with his snout, and then gently prods the female. Nest building may or may not occur, perhaps depending on the suitability of the substrate. Relatively little is known of its reproductive biology in the wild.

CONSERVATION STATUS Not listed by the IUCN.

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