Spitting fish?

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

  1. ashreaverNew MemberMember

    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. vinWell Known MemberMember

    Sounds like it might be nesting......
  3. EmpPlecoWell Known MemberMember

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

    Different . . . I also think it may be nesting, though!
  6. JonWell Known MemberMember

    wow ive never heard of this
  7. ashreaverNew MemberMember

    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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