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Old 02-27-2012, 04:19 PM   #41 
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Well the male in the cup technique seems to have worked O_o. He is focusing more on bubblenesting and less on chasing her now. Maybe just maybe this spawn will work after all. If she can start showing interest in him.
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Old 02-27-2012, 05:24 PM   #42 
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THEY EMBRACED!!!! I have eggs!

I had to do a surgical strike to remove my snails though, they were headed right for the spawn site @_@. Luckily my pair is so laid back and interested in each other that they didn't notice or care.
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Old 02-27-2012, 06:18 PM   #43 
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Best of luck. Pics please.
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Old 02-27-2012, 07:15 PM   #44 
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http://www.bettafish.com/showthread....055#post996055

pictures and videos are up
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:34 PM   #45 
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MY SUPER RED PAIR HAVE EMBRACED!!!! It was around 7:50pm or 8pm that they started. Still going at it as I type.

I guess it was just a matter of time and patience. I usually have a lot of both, but I guess for my first spawn of getting back into the breeding has really changed after a month or so of not breeding. But what I'm most amazed at is that the female is actually helping the male this time. I usually have the female eating the eggs, but she is stuffing them in the bubble nest right along with the male. So far there are....well...a lot of eggs....let's just keep it at that for now.

The males seems to be "forcing" the female to embrace. He will go up to her and most of the time she is willing, but he just wraps himself on her and then the "click" goes. He has caught himself stuck quite a few times which is pretty funny to watch.

@Amphibianite: I'm so happy to hear that your pair worked out finally. Well your pair was faster than mine. Today is the 5th day and I was actually thinking about taking her out and reconditioning them. I'm so glad I didn't. Well my pair spawned today and are STILL spawning now at 8:55pm eastern time. I think we may experience some fast results depending on the temperature of the water. I would be interested to compare results with you when you are able to tell gender and size, ect...they are now finished at 9:32pm sice the female retreat and was run off for a bit of time. She also stayed at the bottom

Lastly, does anyone know how to upload pictures from an iPad to photobucket maybe? If not I will directly upload them t the desktop.
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:19 PM   #46 
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Hurray grats on your spawn BL2033. I will happily so a comparison with you. I have my heater set for 82 degrees, but it is very cold outside the house. Snow on the ground. My room sits at approx 74 do to space heater used to heat most my tanks (works wonderfully actually)
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:16 PM   #47 
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Well I was wrong about him being so gentle over night. Her anal fin is in shreds and the one side I can see at this point has a few scales missing.
I am trying a technique suggested, and am floating a second male in a cup in the tank. Seeing if he will make the main main get territorial and blow a nest. I will be removing the 2nd male in a few minutes. If this fails, and I do not see signs of any change in the breeding I will try another technique of placing a second female in the tank (in a cup) to make the first female "Jealous" see what happens.
If these fail I may consider removing them to recondition, and move on to my second prepared pair.

Now here is a question that I can't remember the answer to. Is there such a thing as the female being too small? I have two small females that are still fairly young say 4-5 months, they have had breeding bars since being next to any male, and are in fact eggy. Could a male say half again or so their size embrace them?

Well to answer your question anyway, yes there is such thing as too small. You would wait until they are at least very close to an inch or a bit more in length. It is important that she can fit the male's size just a little so he won't get too frustrated and potentially kill her.
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:28 PM   #48 
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Hurray grats on your spawn BL2033. I will happily so a comparison with you. I have my heater set for 82 degrees, but it is very cold outside the house. Snow on the ground. My room sits at approx 74 do to space heater used to heat most my tanks (works wonderfully actually)
I have mine set at 82-84* depending on how cold it is in the house. We have had a really good winter this year here in NY. No snow and when there is, very thin and melts fast.

And your pair are HMPKs right?
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:33 PM   #49 
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:44 PM   #50 
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Yay for all of us having success.

BL2033 - thats what I thought. I was looking at my MG CT girl and realized she is still quite small. When I bought her she was less than an inch and mislabled at a veil. Petco loves to mislabel and get tiny girls in.

Yep my pair are both HMPK and I think both are dragon too.

Grats GT on spawn btw
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