My first attempt to breed my pair was successful but the fry disappeared after the 2nd day.
On the first attempt, the female was left inside a see through container in the tank with the male for at least a week before I let her free with the male. It took them less than half an hour before they got together for the embrace. Once all the eggs were dropped I took the female straight out and the male was left to tend the fry. For the first day he was busy collecting and putting the fries back into the nest and on the 2nd day they had all completely gone. So I guess all the fries died and the male ate them all (I was unable to keep an eye on them that day). I think around 40-50 eggs were dropped but only less than 10 actually hatched.
Anyway I've been trying a 2nd attempt and been conditioning both for a least 1 -2 weeks and been feeding them with blood worms. Anyway I did exactly the same thing hoping they would successfully get together to go into the embrace.. but this time the female seems less interested with the male and swims away from him. The male still chases her around but the female just swims away. Is this normal on a 2nd time round? Is there anything I'm doing wrong?
Any ideas anyone?