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One of the hardest darters to photograph.


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#1 Fleendar the Magnificent

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 08:22 PM

This is my fantail darter and he has turned out to be one of the two most elusive darters in my tank to photograph. The other is my adult rainbow darter. He seems to have loosened up a bit and sat still long enough for me to get a somewhat decent shot. For the most part he remains hidden under his rock lair and is fairly aggressive towards others who get near it.

Notice the "eggs" on his short dorsal fin.

 

Second photo is of the adult rainbow. I had to be quicker than he was to get the shot.

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#2 Matt DeLaVega

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 10:03 PM

A male fantail appears to be quite the stud to the local ladies. The "eggs" that appear to be sticking to the underside of his rock are his Rolex or Ferrari. :biggrin:


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#3 Fleendar the Magnificent

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Posted 29 October 2018 - 03:52 PM

Awesome description! :biggrin: That's what I had read on these is that the "eggs" on his dorsal spines are meant to be an attractant to the ladies. Interesting fishes, albeit a difficult critter to photograph. He's quite territorial as well.






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