Siamese Algae Eaters, Is This Breeding Behavior?

  1. Brok3n

    Brok3n New Member Member

    I filmed my SAEs does this for about an hour for some reason. I was curious if its breeding behavior, or what else it could be.

    Thank you

     
  2. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    Welcome to fishlore!
    That's glass surfing. What size tank is this?
     
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    Brok3n

    Brok3n New Member Member

    30 gallons. I’m getting a 40 setup soon so I plan to move some out. So glass surfing just means they rub their bellies on the glass? I was really hoping it was mating behavior. :(
     


  4. scarface

    scarface Fishlore VIP Member

    Did you just get them? They probably just need to settle in. Mine also acts like that when it notices me, probably thinking it’s going to be fed.
     
  5. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    Fish usually do it when they're first introduced to a tank, or when they are stressed. It's not mating behavior.
     
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    Brok3n

    Brok3n New Member Member

    They were introduced to the tank 3 days ago. I did a pwc yesterday. Stress makes sense. Thanks
     
  7. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    No problem!