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Old 09-12-2012, 12:38 PM   #1 
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How big should his nest be?

I was just curious how big his bubble nest needs to be. I put a piece of foam in there to help him along. It's probably about 3x3 in including what is under the foam. Is that big enough? Due has stopped making it any bigger. Will the foam interfere with eggs?
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Old 09-12-2012, 12:57 PM   #2 
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I don't wait on a nest with my spawns-some males will build big ones and other tiny ones-some are thick and others not....It can vary.....I have males that won't build a nest until they have eggs in their mouth......
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Old 09-12-2012, 04:27 PM   #3 
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OFL is right. Each male is an individual, so what they create to store their eggs in will be individual.
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Old 09-12-2012, 05:14 PM   #4 
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Cool thanks. So the fact that he has a nest at all is a good sign that he is ready?
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Old 09-12-2012, 05:28 PM   #5 
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I have one last question. So I have had her in a glass chimney for a few days, and I just introduced her about a half an hour ago. I am just curious in either one of your expirence...How long does the "chase" phase generally last? I haven't done this before.
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Old 09-12-2012, 06:26 PM   #6 
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To reword my question, I should say when is it considered to be too long?
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Old 09-12-2012, 06:45 PM   #7 
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my first time breeding it took four hours... just be patient!
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Old 09-12-2012, 09:48 PM   #8 
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First time breeders may take longer. Very good hide outs may also prolong the process. It can vary from hours to 1 week. Just make sure that the female isn't too badly beaten - can still swim normally and not constantly staying in one corner with pale color and clamped fins.
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