Generally, the more secluded they are all the time, the more aggressive they are all together. But, seeing another fish often (daily) is healthy for them and should still be there for the boys.
I allow all of mine to see one another 24/7 and when I pull a pair to condition to breed I'll separate them and either not let them see another fish at all for a week, or allow to see one another for a very short time per day - it all depends on how aggressive either/both are.
You're the first person I have ever known to actually condition in the spawn tank - how is that for you? Success rate?
Last edited by Myates; 05-13-2013 at 08:16 AM.