I mentioned the other day about maybe breeding my HM girl even though she's a bit old.
She had already been partially conditioned and was staring toget eggy, so i began introducing her to my male little by little. Today she was so round with eggs and barred up i was starting to get abit worried she'd drop them before spawning so i released her into the tank just aminute ago.
I sat and watched, no nipping.She's being very submissive(and she's normally an aggressive gal). The male is doing a wiggle dance for her.
I'm hoping that since it's dark and quiet and warm tonight they will spawn while i sleep and i can remove her in the morning.
the set up:
20gallon long fill about a third way full.
heavily planted with fake plants.
No IAL or tannins.
If no spawn by morning i'm going to cup both, do a large water change, then re-release the male fallowed shortly by the female. The reason for the water change ismy male hasn't built a bubble nest,he just keeps showing off. sometimes releasing the female will trigger him to build a nest so i'm hopping that works. if not i'm hopping the clean water will help trigger it.
The reason i try spawning without IAL leaf first is because i want the fry conditioned to the local water. I usually don't have an issue with this.If however nothing else works i do have a friend i can call to get a leaf. xD
Anyway, wish me luck. I'll try to get a vid of the spawning tank up later when i check for eggs.