Blue Dolphin Breeding
blue dolphin is slightly larger than the female. There color is often
enhanced in the breeding cycle.
The male Blue dolphin is territorial toward other members of its
species. They have polygamist instincts and travel in harems. A male
will mark out his territory and entertain the company of several
females. It is recommended to keep at least three female to every male
when raising blue dolphins.
Blue dolphins are mouth brooders. The female will keep her eggs
safely tucked away in her mouth to protect them after spawning.
She will continue this
practice after they hatch until they are large enough to better survive
on their own. The fry will have yellowish-orange anal fin when hatched.
This will disappear in a few months. Once the fry are released they can
fed newly hatched brine shrimp or dry fry food.
It will take roughly two years for the fry to reach sexual maturity
and begin to spawn. At this point they will be 4-5 inches long.
Juveniles are silver in color and don’t take on color until
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