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Ok so i've got one hell of a confusing maingano. when i bought "him" i was under the assumption that it was a male, had the dark stomach, behaviour was like a male etc etc. recently it had started to get what i believed was bloat, so i had almost finished setting up a special tank for it when i looked in the tank and there "he", or should i say she, was with a mouhtful :S

this happened about 3 days ago. been feeding normally and she has been doing the usual thing; swimming u to the food looking like she was going to eat it and ten realising she couldnt and swimming away. Except for just now. I fed the fish, she swam up to the first bit and ate it, then i saw her eat 2 more bits. meanwhile im cursing myself for not removing her earlier and putting her in the "mothers" tank. half an hour later i look at her... shes still holding? and i can still see her tumbling eggs in her mouth?

is this normal? or have i jsut got one hell of a smart girl? anyone else experienced this? did you find that they held full term?

Cheers,

Trent

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i have a few females that will still eat and have held the whole way, one i didnt even notice had had a mouthful till i cleaned the tank and seen the fry hiding for their lives in amoungst the rocks, i watched one of my acei spit the eggs out come eat 1 or 2 pellets and go back and pick up the eggs, i thought that was pretty weird, but on that batch i only got about 9 fry...

strange things do happen...

so have you pulled her from that tank or you going to leave her in there??

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probably going to pull her... its in my display tank so sometime this week when i can be bothered pulling all the rocks out... she'll go in a DIY frysaver in the fry tank for the next 2 weeks

i just thought it was interesting and quite incredible that they can still eat without swallowing the eggs

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