Juan Miguel Artigas Azas,
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Spawning strategies in cichlids part 5 – Mouthbrooding

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Last updated on 23-Jul-2022

Spawning strategies in cichlids part 5 – Mouthbrooding

Classification: Behavior.

" For those fish species that provide care to their eggs or fry, cichlidae is one of the 87 families (21% of the 422 families of teleost) where this is known to happen; in the case of cichlids this is true for all species. In order to better protect their brood, many species have developed the elaborate post-spawning behavior known as mouth-brooding, where either —or both— eggs and fry are held inside the mouth of one —or both— of the parents during a certain amount of time for protection and sometimes feeding of the fry "

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