Thanks everyone for the replies.
First yes these are conditioning containers, I like to condition in smaller setup vs a bigger one. You can't tell it to well from the pic but I have IAL in there too. The female is normally housed in my sorority tank, once I spawn her she'll go back into the conditioning container with IAL and be feed however much she'll eat to recover before going back to the sorority tank.
I'm specifically only allowing this pair to see each other for 5-10 minutes each day for the whole 2+ weeks I am conditioning them.
When I first started allowing them to see each other she didn't show breeding stripes, it wasn't until day 4 or 5. That was also when I noticed she was full of eggs, it was a massive change in her belly area.
Another wild thing I noticed this morning when I allowed them to see each other, was the male literally tried to embrace her through the container. She flirts with him too when they are seeing each other.
I am thinking that when they go into the spawning tank they'll be introduced together. My goal in my method is to produce some really horny fish which I think I have based on the males behavior this morning.
For my non conditioning males I exercise (flare them) every other day.
I really like the fighters sure they're not the fancy colors and what not but they are as tough as nails and very spunky
I do have fancy plakats (hmpk) too, that maybe one day I'll cross into the fighter line.