Tilapia variabilis (Cichlidae) - Balz

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Tilapia variabilis (Cichlidae) - Balz
Alternative Title
Tilapia variabilis (Cichlidae) - Courtship
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E 1135
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Silent film
Apfelbach, Raimund
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Film, 16 mm, 60 m ; SW, 5 1/2 min

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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
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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