Reproduction of Astronotus ocellatus
Document source: http://www.fishbase.org/Reproduction/FishReproSummary.php?ID=3612&GenusName=Astronotus&SpeciesName=ocellatus&fc=349&StockCode=3808
 
Main Ref. Breder, C.M. and D.E. Rosen, 1966
Mode dioecism
Fertilization external
Mating type
Spawning frequency
Spawning aggregation Ref.  
Batch spawner Yes.   Ref.  Sawaya, P. and A.A. Maranhao, 1946
Reproductive guild guarders
clutch tenders
Parental Care biparental
Description of life cycle and mating behavior In captivity, both male and female clean a suitable spawning site - often a flat rock , or branches, or in a circular nest excavated in shallow water (Ref. 44091). Eggs (usually numbering in the thousands, Ref. 44091) are deposited and are guarded by both parents. Egg hatch in 3 or 4 days and parent move the fry to a shallow pit in the sand where they remain for 6 or 7 days (Ref. 7020).
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Entered by Torres, Armi G. on 06.20.94
Modified by Luna, Susan M. on 05.28.08
Checked by Binohlan, Crispina B. on 11.08.02
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