Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Simi Valley, California
I have butterflies in my stomach right now! I'm so excited! I went and checked on them at 8:30 PM (an hour ago) and I caught them attempting to embrace! I'm not going to be able to sleep now!
It was the most beautiful thing I have ever seen... The female slowly approached the nest, following the male. Once under, he immediately started waggling his body up against hers and she reciprocated and tilted her head down. He wrapped his body around her in a U shape as she went limp and he slowly circled his body around her and then he went limp and they drifted to the bottom of the tank together, wrapped in the embrace. And then the female just sat there at the bottom, looking flabbergasted like she just had her first kiss. It was beautiful!
I've been peeking every now and then and have seen them do this 6 times now. But then he chases her off and she darts away. Is that normal? Or should they be embracing constantly? Is this just practice?