No he lives in with the mother. With wilds you don't have to keep them separate so my fish spawn whenever they want. They get fed a diet that consists mostly of live and frozen food so they tend to always be in breeding condition.
These guys spawned the first day I got them. They are unsettled now since I moved their whole tank around and just did a massive water change so I won't expect them to spawn until they calm down and the male heals up.
I have a male holding eggs in another tank I am going to try and fish out so I can grow-out the fry. They tend to get eaten by the other pairs in there.
In prime breeding condition, my wilds are easily capable of spawning once a week. My rutilans used to do it like clockwork.