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Old 06-23-2010, 06:24 PM   #1 
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speeding up a bubble nest

Ok so I'm staating my first spawn with a male that I know is ready to breed because of his bubblenests (biggest that I have ver seen) so what could I do to speed it up. He has been in the breeding tank for 4 days the temp is 76-78 and there is not even a sign of one. Also he is being feed only blood worms. I would like to let the female float over the weekend. I don't want a big one now but one big enough to start to float her. Thanks for the help
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Old 06-23-2010, 06:46 PM   #2 
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I've heard when you float the female in the tank for him to see, that'll be good incentive for the male to get started on a large bubble nest.
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Old 06-23-2010, 07:09 PM   #3 
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Some male do not build a nest until they have eggs or detect the female hormones.
Nest building does not always indicate spawning readiness, however, it can be a sign.
My main breeder will not start a nest until he has eggs in his mouth, each breeder is different and like to keep us on out toes....
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that is very helpful advice but he builds the nests all the time with out the girl. but i placed the female in the tank and he wont leave her alone. should i release her because she wants to get to him
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Old 06-23-2010, 10:37 PM   #5 
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Before releasing the female, make sure she is ready to spawn. Is she sort of dancing and flaring back at him, does she show breeding signs, etc. If she is, then you can release her.

She might be bitten, some males are quite vicious. But this is normal so don't be surprised. later, when they're done, immediately remove the female.

Good luck.
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She is really fat and is showing a egg spot (the little white thing under her belly) I belive all of then have it but hers looks bigger and they can't get enough of each other. He only left her to get his blood worms. And she ijnored hers for a while lol. I was watching and she tryed to jump out lol
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