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Asian Arowana spawning video!

By Leonard Ho - Posted Dec 13, 2011 03:10 AM
Tony Vargas shared on facebook a video of an event Western aquarists rarely get to see: Asian Arowana spawning! A pair of gorgeous Golden Arowana court, mate, lay eggs, and mouthbrood in a matter of less than two minutes!

Arowanas are large fish, so it is no surprise they lay large (and dramatically golden) eggs.  Arowanas are also paternal mouthbrooders, meaning the father incubates eggs in his mouth.

This Korean video captures Golden Asian Arowana courting, copulating, laying eggs, and taking up the eggs into the father's mouth ... all within two minutes.  Not only is the behavior fascinating, but it's always great to see captive breeding of endangered species.

Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.

Website: http://www.advancedaquarist.com.

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