Originally Posted by germanchick09
how do I know when my female, Bella, is ready to mate?
I can tell my male, Jaws, is ready, he has built a huge bubble nest and flares up everytime he sees her swim by in the other tank
well you have really nice and unique names:). well all females will show a vertical
dark bars on her and her belly will get bigger and it will be full of eggs. note: lightly colored females do not show this effect (virtical bars) only dark females like blue and other dark colored females will show bars but white and red females wont.
this picture is of a ready female with vertical bars:
this is a pic of a ready light colored female:
note-the one with the big belly is the female-