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Old 08-17-2010, 09:43 AM   #11 
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wow i wish i had that female she would make cute fry with my CT male:) Im surprised that you got a picture with he head in the downward position and clamped fins:) thats Great!! how's the male?
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Old 08-17-2010, 01:33 PM   #12 
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Once the female is mature she will always have unripe eggs, once she detects the male hormones the eggs ripen and she readies herself to reproduce.

As posted by others, she will either absorb them or drop and eat them...a nice high protein meal either way....lol.....

On the lighter colored body females you usually will not have breeding stripes due to pigment
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Old 08-17-2010, 02:31 PM   #13 
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The male is making huge bubblenests under the leaves of a tall silk plant. Like HUGE! I would really like ONE baby...lol Wish it worked that way!!!
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Old 08-17-2010, 03:05 PM   #14 
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She seems sick today. I tested the water and everything is good...not sure what's up. The only thing I have done different lately is feed frozen bloodworms but she refused to eat yesterday anyways so never had any.
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I'm thinking dropsy...sigh
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Old 08-17-2010, 03:52 PM   #16 
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I dunno, she's still swimming and seems fine but hasn't eaten for a while...I suppose if she is absorbing her eggs it would explain her lack of appetite...and the long string of poo....
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On Occasion You will loose a female that was unable to drop or absorb the eggs.
It isn't something that happens very often tho,

Personally to me she doesn't look to old in the picture nor does she look like shes full of eggs,
But then pictures can be deceiving,
Is her "Pearl" showing?

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Old 08-17-2010, 04:53 PM   #18 
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I hope her the best, I'm sure she'll be ok.
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Old 08-17-2010, 07:14 PM   #19 
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She does have a darker spot in her belly then normal if thats what you mean by pearl
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No, The "pearl" located on her tummy is an ovipositor or egg spot through which the eggs pass. It should be white in color, Means shes full of eggs and ready to spawn with a male.
When they are full & ready the pearl spot should be easily seen.
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