After intro ducing my pair on Monday, then jarring/carding my girl in the spawn tank for 4 hours, I decided to keep vigil. After a day (Tues) of chasing & bubble nest building, things were getting "friendlier" between the pair last night. I decided to stay up & watch- nothing until about 8:30 AM when Glow entered the nesting site. She stopped running. Eventually (I have no idea what time- I fell asleep) I saw the two embracing!
It's 1:30 now, and over the past hour they've clasped a dozen times. The problem is, I don't see any eggs! Butch is picking something off the floor & returning to the nest, but Glow still has her fat little white belly. If I can't see any eggs, what is going on? Both are pre-occupied with the bottom of the tank after each embrace.
I'm waiting (yawn) for Butch to chase her off. At that point, the game's up. I can't do anything else now except watch (I'm trying to be descreet- Glow is a chow-hound and I meant FOOD, so I don't want her to distract her).
How small are the eggs? I can't see them. Is this just a game? Glow has been "stunned" several times, but more often not. Maybe this is practice?