Reproduction of Pterophyllum scalare
Document source: http://fishbase.mnhn.fr/Reproduction/FishReproSummary.php?ID=4717&GenusName=Pterophyllum&SpeciesName=scalare&fc=349&StockCode=4938
 
Main Ref. Yamamoto, M.E., S. Chellappa, M.S.R.F. Cacho and F.A. Huntingford, 1999
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 Males court females during the breeding season. Both male and female guard the eggs which are attached to the surface of aquatic vegetation in a nest area (Ref. 46591). During the entire brooding cycle, bonding of the original pair of parents is maintained complete with defence of each partner against aggression or potential rivals (Ref. 46591).
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Entered by Froese, Tom on 08.20.98
Modified by Casal, Christine Marie V. on 05.22.06
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