Reproduction of Hyphessobrycon pulchripinnis
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Main Ref. Riehl, R. and H.A. Baensch, 1991
Mode dioecism
Fertilization external
Spawning frequency no obvious seasonal peak
Batch spawner Yes.   Ref.  Burt, A., D.L. Kramer, K. Nakatsuru and C. Spry, 1988
Reproductive guild nonguarders
open water/substratum egg scatterers
Parental Care
Description of life cycle and mating behavior Based on aquarium observations, males defend territories during the morning spawning period while females school, periodically entering a male's territory individually to spawn (Ref. 40342). After a brief courtship, there is a short spawning rush near some suitable substrate such as clumps of aquatic plants (Ref. 40342). There is no parental care, males leaving their territory after the spawning period to school with the females (Ref. 40342). Produces many batches of eggs per season and releases each of these batches over many spawning acts (Ref. 40342). Aquarium observations suggest that this species reproduces continuously after reaching maturity (Ref. 40342).
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Entered by Froese, Tom on 06.03.98
Modified by Casal, Christine Marie V. on 05.22.06
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