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Mr. Zipper's Getting Jiggy

Posted By: Cid <SCForeman@email.msn.com>
Date: Tuesday, 11 January 2000, at 3:21 p.m.

Awhile back I posted a message about how to tell the difference between male and female zipper loaches and we had a thread going about different loaches getting red-faced. Well, our Mr. (I presume) Zipper has not only turned red-faced here just recently, his whole body has turned red and he's just blazing all over the tank. The lady zippers seem to be alot more active recently, too, swimming in circles in the bubble curtain. Usually they all zip around the bottom of the tank chasing each other back and forth, but now they're all over the water column. Even the clowns are getting in on the act, racing Mr. back and forth across the tank. So, I'm wondering if what we're seeing is mating behavior with the zippers, and if so, does anyone know what one would look for, in terms of egg