This is the third attempt to get a spawn from a pair from my previous spawn. The male is a HM that is so dark blue he is almost navy. I paired him with a spawn mate female HM royal blue.
Last night I saw the male swimming up and down a lot, so I took a closer look. The fry were hatching and raining down and the male was trying his best to keep them in the nest.
Unlike his father, he made a bubble nest with some duck weed in it under the cup. I can't say how many yet, but it looks like a good number.