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.