Sorry about the picture quality-trust me the fish in life are far more beautiful especially while courting or spawning. I've only had this pair for a week or two and they have already laid eggs. If the female was a bottomless pit i'm sure they would be going at it 24-7...propagation and food is all that is on the males lttle mind [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] I really wish I could get a picture of his fighting pose as it is absolutely spectacular! He has a "ruff" under his throat which he lowers and it looks like his whole throat is dropping out. The only time I saw this was when the now flat female was saying to the male "no more". Only poblem for me is that all the eggs(I suspect around 20-30) ended up under the sand and I have only found 4. I guess I will leave the rest where they are and hope for the best.
Bobby: I got this young pair(6 months) and some cash for one of my bags of eggs which I will be shipping after Thanksgiving break when the guy returns from his vacation. He's sending over a little extra for a heatpack.
The one Mambova male apparently was exhausted or something from the spawning attempts and keeled over a week ago. That leaves me with one female...who as if to taunt me is getting quite plump and I think I can see the eggs through her sides.
The pair during spawning. The female has obviously lost some baggage.