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Mers mate for life and the union is taken very seriously, therefore the courtship is long and sometimes complicated. Sometime the union courtship (the mer version of a proposal) can take days, though it depends on the breeds of both mers. During this courtship, the two mers stay close to each other, males become more protective of the maid, often pick fights with other males in her presence (Playful for real, either one will do), usually hunt rare or difficult prey and present to her as a gift, (as well as other bobbles, usually these differ depending on the breed.) and play/dance with her.
Meanwhile, females become more playful with the merman, (who will be more willing to play with them during this time.)
will become more aggressive towards other males who try and flirt with them. (These ain't prissy disney princess mermaids bro. These water chicks have claws and teeth for a reason!) they also just become all round closer.

Eventually, the two become mates officially, and are publicly seen as a pair for life.

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You haz questions? We haz answers if you want zem.



 
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:iconnelyasun:
Nelyasun Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
awwww
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Black-Wren Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016
I love the way they are drawn!
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:iconcoffeeaddicteddragon:
CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks! ^^
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sartying Featured By Owner May 29, 2016  Student General Artist
adorable!! <3
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:iconcoffeeaddicteddragon:
CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner May 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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sartying Featured By Owner May 29, 2016  Student General Artist
No prob!!
I felt like I was reading some sort of animal documentary thingy when I was looking at the description XD XP
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:iconcoffeeaddicteddragon:
CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner May 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well I do love my animal documentaries. ^^
I'm glad that translated over. :)
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sartying Featured By Owner May 29, 2016  Student General Artist
^^ XD
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FairyofThunder22 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016
Aww~! That's so sweet :heart:!

So, here are my questions:

1. You mentioned breeds...so far I've only seen the mer's of 'your' pod. What other kinds are there?
2. What other gifts do they give besides fish? Shells? Pieces of coral?


The part about the 'bobbles' reminds me of how Emperor Penguins sing to attract a mate or how regular penguins present their chossen with a pebble. XD
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sartying Featured By Owner May 29, 2016  Student General Artist
woah, ur born on Valentine's Day?? That's pretty cool!!
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CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner May 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yup! Thanks! :)
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:iconfairyofthunder22:
FairyofThunder22 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016
We're both February girls; I'm on the 1st. ;D

Wow, these guys all sound amazing! The Tigerbacks and Caribbean Leera's sound interesting.

Glassbacks seem like they have that 'must-have-shiny' bit which birds have. Which is nice. XD Will we see what they look like, one day?
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CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll try to draw a proper picture of them soon. Basically they have shiny iridescent scales.
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FairyofThunder22 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016
They sound so pretty!
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:iconcoffeeaddicteddragon:
CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They are! They're not very common though. ^^;
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:iconfairyofthunder22:
FairyofThunder22 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016
What can you tell me about them?
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neunschwanz89 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016
OMGWHATASWEETSHIPMYHEART!!!! TwT
I'm gonna pas out hellp the kawaiines they are sooo beautiful they act like Cristall/jewel/diamon quards/ lizards
*grabs them and runs away*
MINEEEEEEE!!!
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CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pftfhahahahaha! XD
Glad you like em. XD
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neunschwanz89 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016
I don't like them I LOVE THEM *kuddels them*
MINE!!! °^°
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CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD
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neunschwanz89 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016
Can I? °^°
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:iconcoffeeaddicteddragon:
CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can you what?
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:iconneunschwanz89:
neunschwanz89 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016
Have…one…of…them…°^°
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CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Let me think about it...
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