Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Victoria, Australia
My female Despina spends half her time swimming around looking like a zebra. She is royal blue, so her vertical stripes are very distinctive. I don't know if it's a sign of either aggression or readiness to breed, but I've noticed her doing it a lot to the Coccina male in the tank over and when she's in a particularly excitable mood. For example, when I feed her, she almost always bars up and swims off to go boss poor Skade through the divider. She used to drive her matching male insane when they were in the same tank together.