Hey guys, so I've been busy getting everything together, ready for the spawn. A few more days of conditioning and I would look to introduce them to the spawning tank.
During the condition period, I've fed lots of frozen blood worms and the highest % protein pellets I could get my hands on.About a week ago, I began showing them each other ( through glass containers ) for about 5 minutes.The male is fully interested in her, has a bubble nest after seeing her for 5 mins and is constantly body wacking and showing off.
The female however, just looks at him, occasionally swims towards him and just looks away.She's gotten eggy and has vertical baring on her belly.Which should be a good sign, but she doesnt seem interested in him at all.
About a month ago when I purchased the pair, the female was really into the male.Could she have lost interest already? If so what can I do to help them reignite their spark?
I keep their water clean, feed them 3 times a day, about 4-6 thawed frozen bloodworms and 1 pellet a day. I also have IAL in their tank.Do you guys think I should continue the conditioning period?
Any help will be appreciated, thanks in advance.
Another thing I forgot to mention was that she gets stressed if I leave them seeing each other for too long. She loses her colour and have significant horizontal stress stripes. I'm starting to think that I might have to postpone the breeding and try again another time.