pre-spawning behavior

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    Jenny

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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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    DrCase Moderator Moderator

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    I don't know about fighting , tagging along in a group behind a female , yes
     
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    Mine have been following for the last 2 days. One good rain and they should start spawning.
     
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    I've definitely seen that, but they more or less do that the whole year.
     
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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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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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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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