Reproductive Biology

This species is a typical plant spawner. At the lake, eggs were found attached to the vegetation. In aquaria the male courts the female by approaching from beneath and nudging her pelvic area. The two then move to the vegetation. With the pair positioned side by side with their vents close together, the male assumes a typical S-shape posture. The female releases two or three adhesive eggs, which are fertilized by the male. The filamentous eggs adhere to the vegetation. The incubation time is about 17 days at 63-68°F (17-20°C).

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