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Well my fry are growing by the day.

I thought I would post how interesting they all are as it amazes me not only how the parents communicate with each other but how they both send signals to the fry when danger approaches. Initially the fry stayed very low with the parents. As they got older you could see mum swimming towards them to get their attention and then backwards, to make them come to her.

Now they are 2.5 weeks old when mum thinks that I am getting a little too close to the tank she waves her fins and all the little fish stop swimming and stay perfectly still within a split second of each other. I find that quite fascinating.

The parents are getting used to my feeding regime and as soon as the baster with the food in, goes into the hole in the lid, she swims up to meet it.

Dad looked so unusually bright earlier this evening protecting his fry from me, I thought he was going to explode - lovely little fish they are.

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It's good to hear you are getting so much joy from your fish jellygirl

It is amazing how fish communicate with each other, besides using sight and the usual colour changing displays, they actually are making sounds all the time to communicate (which I didn't realise was so complex)...shame we can't hear what they are saying though, maybe just as well, we may not like what they are saying .

I found this article on fish communication very interesting...just in case you and others haven't seen it.
http://www.ncaquariums.com/askaquarium/talk.htm
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Thanks for that Bernie, that was an interesting article.

I have always been aware that whales and dolphins communicate with sound, but for some reason, (and I'm guessing brain size - oh theirs not mine lol) I never would have given much smaller fish that credit.

Seeing these fish interact is believing

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My fish talk to me all the time! Today, at the pet store, a Bumblebee Catfish begged me to take him home!!! I didn't but I'm thinking about it....
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Lol Sharon...

I know some communication is going on. My puffers, danios, ghost shrimp and whiteskirts holler at feeding time "FOOD!!!! FEED ME!!!!". You can actually see the puffers mouths move like they are talking to me while I watch them at their tank.

jellygirl you have some very good parents.
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Any photos you could share with us?
 


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