pre-spawning behavior


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So, since it's getting to be close to that time for my fish, I was wondering if anyone had any pre-spawning signs I could look out for to get more of an idea of when they're going to spawn? I read somewhere that males fight a little to figure out who's alpha? Is that true?
 

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I don't know about fighting , tagging along in a group behind a female , yes
 

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Spawning is triggered by water temperature and daytime length. The temperature range is required to initiate spawning is between about 66F - 73F.
There are really no advance physical signs. When conditions are right, they just 'Do It'.
 

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Mine are spawning, our pond water is hitting 78 with this 90F temps we are having. Chasing, bumping, eggs seen down in some of the plants.
 

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