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Tilapia guineensis (Cichlidae) - Brutpflege

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Tilapia guineensis (Cichlidae) - Brutpflege
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Tilapia guineensis (Cichlidae) - Care of the Brood
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E 1133
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Silent film
Apfelbach, Raimund
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Film, 16 mm, 73 m ; SW, 7 min

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Buntbarsch. Befächeln des Geleges durch beide Eltern, Putzen der Eier, Aufpicken und Verstecken der Eier, Jungfische in ihrem Versteck, Umherschwimmen der Jungen über dem Boden und nach Aufbrauchen des Dotters im gesamten Becken.
Both male and female of this substrate breeding species participate in care of the spawn. Both take turns at fanning and sucking the eggs. After two days, the parent fish remove the eggs from the ground and place them in a cleft, where the larvae then hatch. When most of the yolk supply has been consumed, the young start moving around. As soon as the young can swim properly they disperse over the whole tank; the parents remain in the middle of the shoal of young and swim slowly around.
Keywords Buntbarsch Tilapia guineensis Brutpflege / Perciformes brood care / Perciformes Tilapia guineensis cichlid Encyclopaedia Cinematographica
IWF Classification Biologie Perciformes - Barschartige Pisces - Fische Vertebrata - Wirbeltiere Ethologie, Morphologie Zoologie zoology ethology, morphology vertebrata - vertebrates pisces - fish perciformes - perch-like fishes biology

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