I have bought a black dragon HM pair and they are still young fish. Some where I must be doing something wrong. My female releases her eggs while male chases her and this had happened twice in a 3 day period.
First time she released her eggs while in her holding chamber, and during the period of chasing.
Second time she showed signs that she was ready to be embrassed but the male was just circling her, he gave chase and she released her eggs.
I have been having the pair in the same tank since the 27/04/2012, male roaming around the tank and building nest while female was in her holding chamber. Could it be that I had the pair too long in the same tank before releasing the female.
The second session their was a different reaction female become more willing to spawn but male just circles her. Female followed male around the tank and made her way to the nest.
I have the tank set-up near by bedside, probably I need to close-up the front with darker paper to give them more privacy. The tank is completely enclosed with styrofoam due to us going into winter.
I use wax paper where the male builds his nest, he had a choice between styrofoam cup or wax paper. He immediately built this massive nest under the wax paper.
I must also remove the sponge filter from the spawning tank, someone gave me advice to get my females use to hiding inside a small piece of pvc piping.