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Old 04-06-2010, 09:44 PM   #1 
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Talking My quest

Well, im just going to update my spawn's status on this thread i guess.

So today was day one of introducing the pair, i did as OldFishLady said, a heavily planted tank, with real plants, heater up to 83* and i fed them both with bloodworms yesterday. So this morning i released them before i went to school.
I came back to see him making the nest, which is pretty small right now, and she hiding behind the filter. Her fins seemed nipped, but no wounds except for the top of her nose which isint serious. But she does seem more plump.
Everything seems right according to me anyways.
Lets hope everything goes okay.
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Old 04-07-2010, 11:53 AM   #2 
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Great...I would turn the filter off and leave it off until the fry are at least 6 week old
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Old 04-07-2010, 02:49 PM   #3 
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Okay, turned off the filter and the nest is bigger =D
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Old 04-07-2010, 05:41 PM   #4 
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Oh I leave my filter gently bubbling from day one up until they move to a big tank.
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Well, i left it on the lowest setting, which is very slow and low bubbling. But i did notice more and more scars on her..
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Water movement from filtration can disrupt the nest and kill eggs and fry......
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Meh okay ill turn it off...but i think my male is overly aggressive,because the female, she seems to have more and more scars and bites, and isint showing the vertical bars anymore
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Is she swimming in the head down position?
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Well, i just came home and she's swimming closer to the nest, with her head down, but he is chasing her away still, im thinking tomorrow or tonight maybe
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Sounds like it will be any time....sometimes the male will chase her away several times...she will keep going to the nest head down and he will attack and then...it happens...so awesome to watch the spawning act...I hope you are home to see it...I have watched 100's of spawns and I still love to watch it...so graceful.......

Funny sometimes too, especially when the male has trouble with the embrace and he completes the act without the female...lol...she will sit and watch him with a look of "what about me" as he floats in the trance state..lol.....
he usually floats down and she floats up to the top after the successful embrace, she will stay in the trance a few seconds longer than the male to give him a head start on gathering the eggs, sometimes not always when no eggs are dropped after the embrace the male will nip her oviposter thinking it is eggs or to stimulate her while she is in the trance.
Sometimes the female will gather eggs and put them in the nest or spit them toward the male...but mostly she eats them......
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