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Old 02-15-2017, 03:20 PM
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Default Azureus Fighting or Courting?

Last night I observed some pretty aggressive behavior between some of my Azureus. One of the participants is definitely calling, so it must be a male. The 'battle' lasted about 2 minutes and then later in the evening I found some new eggs in the regular location. I've had these guys for years and never observed behavior like this (turn volume way up to hear calling):

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I should add there are two other Azureus in the tank.
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Default Re: Azureus Fighting or Courting?

That was a pretty epic little frog battle. When I had an aggressive tinc the others would never fight back. He would just mount them and they would try to hop away ending up in a piggy back ride around the tank.

Does not look like courting behavior. At the end the one mounts the other. This seems to be their way of showing dominance. I occasionally see my female leucs do it too but it's never as bad as tincs.
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Default Re: Azureus Fighting or Courting?

That is not courting and definitely a squabble, I have seen male Azureus go head to head almost like sumo wrestlers and females ride each other around which is a typical female dominance move. It looks like for sure one is female and doing that move, the other I can't be sure of but if you say male the female may be trying to assert her dominance in the tank, I would suggest setting them up as a pair only as I would for all dart frogs but like most nothing beats a group so you can always see one or 2.
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