If the female Oscar plays hard to get, the suitor will become more physical with rubbing behavior that may look like fighting when it isn’t. Oscar couples always get along even when they’re not mating, so if you spot aggressive behavior and chasing, you’ll know they’re actually mating.
Do fishes mate with each other?
Female fish can breed a new species if they aren’t choosy about who is Mr. Right. Fish will mate with a species outside their own if the male’s coloring is attractive enough or if the female can’t see him properly, according to new research.
How long do fish take to mate?
In most fish, this process takes between two to four weeks. Examples of livebearing species include guppies and platys. Once the female has mated and produced fry, she doesn’t always need to mate again to give birth.
How do fishes reproduce?
The methods of reproduction in fishes are varied, but most fishes lay a large number of small eggs, fertilized and scattered outside of the body. The eggs of pelagic fishes usually remain suspended in the open water. Many shore and freshwater fishes lay eggs on the bottom or among plants. Some have adhesive eggs.