Spitting fish?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by ashreaver, Feb 14, 2006.

  1. a

    ashreaver New Member Member

    Hi everyone,

    I recently got a royal gramma for my aquarium. Lately, I noticed that it liked to scoop up some sand in its mouth, swim somewhere else and spit it out.

    Anyone know if that is normal?
  2. vin

    vin Well Known Member Member

    Sounds like it might be nesting......
  3. E

    EmpPleco Well Known Member Member

    That's definately interesting. Did you research the breeding characteristics on this fish?
  4. Mike

    Mike Fishlore Admin Moderator Member

    I have one that made a small hole in the sand at the base of my live rock and it had to have moved the sand to make it because that hole wasn't there before...
  5. R

    RoboDude Valued Member Member

    Different . . . I also think it may be nesting, though!
  6. J

    Jon Well Known Member Member

    wow ive never heard of this
  7. OP

    ashreaver New Member Member

    Thanks for the feedback.

    I tried researching online but no website mentioned anything about royal gramma spitting.

    Nesting? Its just collecting sand from here and spitting it out there....and doing it all over the place. Not only near live rock. But sounds very similar to Mike's case.

    So Mike, what did you do? How is the fish now?

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