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HMPK Marble Koi x HMPK Orange

I have finally added my pair to the spawning tank! Hopefully all goes well, as this is my first time. I believe the male is a virgin, but the female is not.

All seems to be going good so far. Water temp is at 82F and has been steady at that temp for about a week. I have 4-5 strands of hornwort and a couple water lettuce and duckweed in there, as well as an IAL leaf and a styrofoam cup for the bubble nest. As of now, they have been in there for about thirty minutes and the male has already begun on his bubble nest.

He is constantly circling the female in the jar, and darting around the tank, and adding bubbles. He's flaring a lot, but she just seems like "meh, hurry up" and is just pacing her jar calmly.






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Looks great! I'm excited to see what you get .
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Me too! Hopefully I do this right! I've been researching and reading reading reading for the past two months non stop, so I think I can!

Here's the tank setup right now, about to add the plastic wrap lid after I post this to keep the air nice and humid.


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Lots of water changes and frequent feedings of live food (mostly bbs) and you'll be fine.
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Your set up looks really good. I set mine up exactly the same way. Your pair is very nice too wish you the best.
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Thank you!

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Looks great, gorgeous pair. Good luck with the spawn. ^^
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Thanks!

So, it seems like last night Achilles decided he didn't want his nest under the cup anymore....because there's an even bigger bubble nest NEXT to the cup...silly boy.

There are bubbles up against the jar, but they are not connected to the bubbles against the glass, there's maybe a 1/4 inch gap. I'm worried that he'll connect them, and then when I go to release the female, it may mess up his nest. Should I move the jar over a little? Should i remove the styrofoam cup? Should I wait longer to release the female? I'm not really sure exactly how big the nest should be.


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Well he is definitely adding to the bubble nest under the cup now, so I'm not going to remove it for sure. Maybe he just couldn't see it at night and had bad aim? Haha.

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Working on his bubble nest(s). Jewel looks bored, she wants out!

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