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    Betta rutilans

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    But pls drool at this red ruby of Asia
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    If I remember correctly, the recent paper in the Raffles Bulletin of Zoology stated this is the species that practices sibling brood care, i.e. older fry from the first batch will help their parents take care of younger batches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by budak
    If I remember correctly, the recent paper in the Raffles Bulletin of Zoology stated this is the species that practices sibling brood care, i.e. older fry from the first batch will help their parents take care of younger batches.

    Interesting behaviour...! I must say. Budak, have you got the book already?
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    Quote Originally Posted by budak
    If I remember correctly, the recent paper in the Raffles Bulletin of Zoology stated this is the species that practices sibling brood care, i.e. older fry from the first batch will help their parents take care of younger batches.
    Hmm....really interesting. Does not know that fishes exhibit this type of behaviour at all. Must really get the book now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by juilian75
    But pls drool at this red ruby of Asia

    It's a red ruby all right! Very pretty. Good photography too. Clear, Crisp and Sharp! All the details are there.

    Cheers,

    p.s. Eugene, don't be shy about your pictures. Definitely one of the better ones that I see on other sites. In my opinion, it's sharp and clear enough for species reference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by budak
    If I remember correctly, the recent paper in the Raffles Bulletin of Zoology stated this is the species that practices sibling brood care, i.e. older fry from the first batch will help their parents take care of younger batches.
    Its the B. persephone that exhibits this behaviour!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rock
    Its the B. persephone that exhibits this behaviour!!!
    Rock, quoting info from the book? I want to get one but have to save some $$ first.

    If B. persephone exhibits this behaviour then that would be very interesting indeed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stormhawk
    Rock, quoting info from the book? I want to get one but have to save some $$ first.

    If B. persephone exhibits this behaviour then that would be very interesting indeed.
    Yup...quoting from book but not from personal experience.
    My several pairs of persephones have not successfully spawned yet....so I cant verify if this is indeed the case.

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    oh ya.. it should be persephone which displays sibling care. Getting old this duck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by budak
    oh ya.. it should be persephone which displays sibling care. Getting old this duck.
    Also in B brownorum, as mentioned by Witte and Schmidt (1992) in their excellent paper. The larger juveniles take part in defending their parent's territory against small intruders.

    I think this is a strategy to ensure their survival within a confined space, as most of them (red dwarfs) live in small water body (sometimes puddles). That is also why there is no cannibalism.

    I have (and had) the parent fishes living in harmony with their youngs from different spawns (brownorum, livida, coccina, bellica).

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