Good Fences Make Good Neighbors - Sometimes...

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grup
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Good Fences Make Good Neighbors - Sometimes...

Post by grup » Thu Sep 10, 2015 2:27 pm

Poet Robert Frost once said: "Good Fences Make Good Neighbors."

In the case of these two Congos, a "good" fence may be keeping one of them alive.

Interesting footage. Unless this is a pre-courtship ritual,
I sincerely hope this pair was moved into separate tanks.

Video - 1:11


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Re: Good Fences Make Good Neighbors - Sometimes...

Post by Pufferpunk » Thu Sep 10, 2015 3:42 pm

Looks like a stressful way to live.
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

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Re: Good Fences Make Good Neighbors - Sometimes...

Post by grup » Thu Sep 10, 2015 9:52 pm

P.P., I have to agree.

You're the lurker expert, but this certainly looks like a non-standard day to me.

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Re: Good Fences Make Good Neighbors - Sometimes...

Post by Pufferpunk » Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:05 pm

I also hate those betta boxes that houses one next to another to another.
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

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Re: Good Fences Make Good Neighbors - Sometimes...

Post by pufferjw » Fri Sep 11, 2015 3:15 pm

I agree with Pufferpunk, you're just constantly tormenting both of the puffers.
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Re: Good Fences Make Good Neighbors - Sometimes...

Post by grup » Fri Sep 11, 2015 8:46 pm

P.P.,

Agree, again. The T. miurus seem to have a fairly wide standard variation in color and texture.
I would guess that they probably have some minor adaptive pigmentation skills.
That being said.....

Is there any reliable way to visually sex them ?

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Re: Good Fences Make Good Neighbors - Sometimes...

Post by Pufferpunk » Fri Sep 11, 2015 8:48 pm

Nope
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

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Re: Good Fences Make Good Neighbors - Sometimes...

Post by BedScien » Tue Sep 15, 2015 3:35 pm

Congo's 'marked intraspecific aggression' was noted in Dr. Ebert's 'Puffers of fresh and brackish..'
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