Tilapia zillii (Cichlidae) - Brutpflege

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Tilapia zillii (Cichlidae) - Brutpflege
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Tilapia zillii (Cichlidae) - Care of the Brood
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E 1136
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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. Putzen und Befächeln der Eier mit den Brustflossen. Aufpicken der Eier, Grube mit frischgeschlüpften Larven, erstes Umherschwimmen der Jungen mit Dottersack auf dem Boden, freischwimmende Jungfische mit über ihnen schwimmenden Elternfischen.
The sex partners already start caring for the brood during spawning. Male and/or female stand by the eggs and fan it; this ensures a supply of fresh, oxygen-rich water, an essential necessity for the development of the larvae. About two days after spawning, the parents remove the eggs from their bed and place them in a hollow, where, shortly afterwards, the larvae hatch. A few days later, the young can swim and form a school under the parents. As they get older, the school disperses and spreads throughout the tank. The parents attack everything, and protect the children.
Keywords Buntbarsch Tilapia zillii Brutpflege / Perciformes brood care / Perciformes Tilapia zillii cichlid Encyclopaedia Cinematographica

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