I have good news to share with fellow Hualorhan
(Golden Horn fish) lovers. The pair of Hualorhans
in our family are now parents of some 600-plus
fry. It's been a week since the eggs were laid and
the fry are now free swimming in the 4-ft-long
have some sense of order in my description of the
whole process, I am giving an account of the
breeding process day by day. As the fry are still
young, I will update their progress in the tank
HERE! after this article has gone to Internet
Hualorhans - a male and a female - were kept in a
4-ft-long tank, separated from each other by a
clear plastic divider. They did not get a chance
to be together as they were quite aggressive
towards each other. One day, about a month later,
the female's body around the gills area suddenly
became deep chilli-red in colour. This was in
addition to the bulging in the body area below the
night, the chilli-redness became extremely
pronounced. There's no way you could have missed
that symptom which comes before egg-laying.
1 (Sunday 28 Jul 2002)
next afternoon, the female (about 15cm long) laid
batches of eggs throughout the whole day. The egg
laying tapered off in the early evening. By then,
there were about 1,000 eggs whose colour is
similar to that of a chicken's egg. The eggs were
deposited in a 20-cm square area on the bottom of
her portion of the tank. We did not feed the
female that day.
moved the female to the male's portion of the tank
and let the male occupy the female's portion of
the tank so that he could inseminate the eggs. He
kept hovering over the eggs for the whole day,
even neglecting his food dished out to him.
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