I spawned successfully once, it was actually between Helios and a sibling sister! His illness baffles me (I was trying to get some spawn before he passed, don't pass judgement on me lol)... There were only a few fry though, about 20 at most. I moved them to another tank gently and we'll see how they do.
NOW I'm working with his brother Eros and another sibling sister. So far so good! I conditioned them with bloodworms and brine shrimp for 1.5 weeks and when I introduced them to the spawning tank Eros got busy on a bubble nest (after several in his conditioning tank :). I'll keep monitoring the female to determine when I should release her. She hasn't shown barring but she is flaring and swimming alongside him. I have high hopes for this spawn!
He use to be much more yellow but the black has been covering him up... same is happening with Helios.
The front girl that's yellow/blue/black