Originally Posted by Option
Whenever I breed a virgin female it's always taken longer, but usually within a week of putting it with the male - magic happens. But I'm presently waiting on a virgin female to become interested in the male and she just doesn't seem interested. She is bulging full of eggs and I'm wondering whether she knows what to do with it....LOL.
Getting kind of inpatient here. But I really like her features and would really like to mate her with one of my male plakats... Any experiencing in priming an apathetic virgin female?
I had female tortured the male once, won't say what I thought about her since I know there are kids here LOL, based on what happened with my bettas before.."bulging full of eggs" not necessarily mean "ready to breed", usually I look for the "signs" first ( vertical not horizontal which indicates "stress" stripes on the female body, head down when the male approach ), and even if everything look suitable..if they won't mate..they simply won't, but maybe you can try later.