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Old 11-15-2013, 01:05 AM   #11 
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Thank you! I am doing my best to become very knowledgeable and do everything right. Everyone I have talked to from Aquabid has been super helpful. I will take any advice I can get. I LOVE the sorority tank. Lots and lots of plants, planted and floating, hiding spots and decorations that break line of sight are really helpful.



Thanks for all the encouragement
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Old 11-15-2013, 11:53 PM   #12 
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Well, Xena and Flamenco are stll "courting" She still has stripes, They are still playing chase and they have yet to embrace. I took them out after the last time, because I just did not feel the water was clean enough. We tried again, Fireworks go off as soon as they see each other, but they do not embrace. This is day 2 of second attempt. I have done some small water changes in the spawning tank and fed both of them bloodworms by hand with a pair of tweezers so as not to dirty the tank. I even stole Sapphire's really good bubble nest by carefully laying wax paper over it, picking it up and placing it in the spawning tank. Flamenco fell for it. His bubble nests are kind of bleh. He started back in on flirting and chasing, all proud of "his" nest. These two are driving me nuts. He rejected styrofoam completely, he only likes wax paper for his bubble nest. Le sigh...

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Old 11-16-2013, 01:34 AM   #13 
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When you put them in the spawn tank it's best to just leave them alone because they're not going to do anything if you're constantly messing with things. Make sure the water is clean before you put them in the spawn tank. I'm sure someone with experience will come along and give you more advice.
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Old 11-16-2013, 01:55 AM   #14 
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I am going to try my best to leave them alone. The tank is covered at the moment.
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Old 11-16-2013, 02:34 AM   #15 
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I don't think you necessarily have to cover it. Just give them some privacy. :)
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Old 11-16-2013, 01:24 PM   #16 
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Thank you for the advice. It is hard not to want to watch them constantly. They are so beautiful.
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Old 11-16-2013, 01:50 PM   #17 
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Yeah and watching them spawn is awesome, too if you have the opportunity to witness it.
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Old 11-16-2013, 01:50 PM   #18 
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Old 11-16-2013, 07:03 PM   #19 
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Water Level?

So I feel really dumb. The water level in the spawning tank was down to 3". I have it up to 5 now and lo and behold, Flamenco is rapidly rebuilding his bubble nest and it seems that may have been the issue?
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Maybe, I don't know. I think most breeders keep they're spawn tanks at about 6 inches.
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