Hi! Long time lurker, first time poster!
I had tried spawning before, I had a copper HM pair and they embraced and everything and he tended the nest of eggs ever so diligently. for about 3 days. and then the nest broke up and he stopped paying attention to it. and then there were squished looking eggs on the bottom of the tank. no babies anywhere. I was pretty bummed. This happened twice before I decided either the setup, or them, or him. or her. He was such a lovely fellow too.
Anywho. So i got this guy from AB
His name is Burt!
And I got a lady who looks a lot like him. They did their dance and had some eggs on 6/25 and they hatched!! they hatched on 6/27! And now i have itty bitty adorable babies! I am going to guess 50. Hard to tell.
This was the day they hatched.
Burt moved most of them into the plant to it made it really had to count.
I've got bbs and microworms. its so hard to see if they are eating. I really need to invest in a magnifying glass.