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Old 02-14-2013, 06:05 PM   #1 
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Quick question!

So my male Crowntail made a pretty big bubble nest while my female was in the vase in the tank. She had vertical stripes so I put her in last night. The were acting normal for a while so I went to bed figuring I would find eggs in the morning. Well I woke up to the male building another bubble nest in the opposite side of the tank with the female just swimming around like normal. Is this a normal thing? Is their something I can do to help them along at this point or is it just a waiting game? Thanks in advance!
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Old 02-14-2013, 09:51 PM   #2 
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Moving nests is common. You can determine where he nests by floating something in that place or by covering the top of that area.

First time breeders (specially females) need a longer courtship before she embraces (some may take a week). Veterans usually lays eggs with in 24 hours.
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Yep... my latest go around - both virgins took them a week before they embraced. The other pair only a few hours (male was a virgin, female experienced). I've also heard others say it's taken a couple weeks to get a virgin pair to spawn.

So timing varies. Also how conditioned they are and ready the female is will also play a role in it. The more ready she is (huge with eggs prior to releasing her) the quicker it may be.

Patience is the key to breeding :)
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