Just something I was thinking about the other day. If a female receives the constant "conditioning" requirements over a longer period of time, how long can she stay eggy or on the verge of eggy?
I just have a female that I tend to feed twice a day since she's next to my babies, she's in sight of a mature male who actively builds bubble nests and shows off for her and she reacts the same. She's slimmed down a little since I got her but I was just wondering since what I'm feeding is high quality food along with lots of frozen foods and variation, this would technically be considered conditioning except for the fact she can see the male all day long. It's not bothering her that I can see but she didn't drop egg's either, so I assume she has just re-absorbed them.
Anyway, how long can a female remain eggy? Is there a length of time until she just drops them or is it different for each fish and each situation?