Tilapia variabilis (Cichlidae) - Balz

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Title
Tilapia variabilis (Cichlidae) - Balz
Alternative Title
Tilapia variabilis (Cichlidae) - Courtship
Author
License
CC Attribution - NonCommercial - NoDerivatives 3.0 Germany:
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Identifiers
IWF Signature
E 1135
Publisher
Release Date
1967
Language
Silent film
Producer
Apfelbach, Raimund
Production Year
1966

Technical Metadata

IWF Technical Data
Film, 16 mm, 60 m ; SW, 5 1/2 min

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Subject Area
Abstract
Buntbarsch. Hell gefärbtes Männchen beim Bau einer Laichgrube in seinem Revier, Anlocken eines Weibchens durch Spreizen der Flossen, Schwanzschläge, Führungsschwimmen, Weibchen in der Grube beim Graben, Änderung der Körperfärbung beider Geschlechtspartner.
The present film records the courtship behaviour of the mouth breeder in the female sex Tilapia variabilis, and was shot in an aquarium in which the fishes had already been acclimatized. The male of this species stakes out his domain, in the centre of which a hollow is formed. Here he digs almost continuously. If a female, ready to spawn, approaches, the male tries to entice her to the hollow.
Keywords Buntbarsch Tilapia variabilis Farbwechsel / Pisces Graben / Pisces Balz / Perciformes courtship / Perciformes digging / Pisces colour change / Pisces Tilapia variabilis cichlid Encyclopaedia Cinematographica

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