I have a new female that I have been conditioning for 10 days and yesterday I put her in a very large tall glass jar in with a male. I have lowered the water to about 6 - 7 inches. Temp is 82. Water parameters all good. I have cut a piece of bubble wrap 3x3 and floating on the tank in the corner for him to blow bubble nest under.
Female looks rounded like she would have eggs and egg spot is clearly visible. They are both very interested in each other, flirting and flareing but not too aggressively. Early signs looked promising. However he hasn't blown a bubble nest yet and she hasn't shown vertical stripes. She doesn't seem at all stressed and is happy enough showing off to him but no stripes. This morning I put a mirror on one side of the tank to see if the "competition" would push him on but it hasn't yet (just more flareing).
Any ideas? Am I expecting too much in 24 hours? Should I risk putting her in with him to see what happens?