Reproduction of Copella arnoldi
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Main Ref. Balon, E.K., 1990
Mode dioecism
Fertilization external
Mating type
Spawning frequency
Spawning aggregation Ref.  
Batch spawner Ref.  
Reproductive guild guarders
clutch tenders
Parental Care
Description of life cycle and mating behavior Deposits eggs on underside of objects above the water surface. Male in water splashes the clutch periodically (Ref. 7471). In the aquarium, male and female swim vertically to the surface, flick their tails and leap up to a leaf. Female lays from 5 to 8 eggs on the leaf and male fertilizes them immediately. This procedure is repeated several times until some hundreds of eggs have been laid. Male then keeps the eggs damp by flicking his tail to spray them with water. As eggs hatch, fry fall into the water (Ref. 7020).
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Entered by Torres, Armi G. on 06.14.94
Modified by Casal, Christine Marie V. on 08.03.06
Checked by Torres, Armi G. on 03.16.96
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