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Breeding habits ?

Posted By: Stina Engerud <runahel@online.no>
Date: Tuesday, 17 May 2005, at 6:09 a.m.

My two dwarfloaches started with some weird behavior last night when I had quite a big change in water.
They started swimming next to eachother, wiggling their tails and rubbing bellys and I`m quite sure that I saw a greyish cloud of something between them for a few seconds.

My question is....

How do botias breed ? colud it look like the behaviour I tried to explaine here ?

How likely is it that eventual egg`s will be eaten ?

How long before they hatch ?

What do the small ones eat ?

how fast do they grow ?

THey currently have a mixed diet of mosquitolarvae, flaked food, granulate food, cucumber, squash and other vegetabiles plus eventual snails and snaileggs they find in the tan