I am trying my fancy HMPK pair again as I have been conditioning them for a couple of weeks and my female was very eager to get in with the HM male I had in her tank (she was hanging in a breeders' net).
They had been in together for about 5 minutes this morning before I let the female out as she wanted to really get into it. She swam straight over to the nest the HM male built last night haha and after a few displays of strength they started wrapping. Male did not even care that he did not build the nest.
They are still under there, but I don't know if they quite have it down pat yet. I am wondering if the male being very slender isn't able to wrap her properly which is why the eggs were not fertilised last time I spawned them.
They are pretty peaceful with each other so I am just going to leave them in until they lose interest. If it doesn't work out this time around I am trying my other thicker bodied male in with her.
Camera is charging so I am going to try and get some photos of them. Male was very surprised by how assertive the female was. She was right under that net nipping his side and telling him to hurry the hell up!