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Old 08-25-2010, 12:38 PM   #1 
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Spiridion X Hattie

This is my first attempt at breeding.

This is my 5 gal setup (can you believe I just syphoned this yesterday??) with two mystery snails somewhere in there... I also put two cups in there so he could choose where he wanted to build his bubblenest.



And here is the pair- Hattie, a blue copper HM


And Spiridion, a marble PK.


Today is his first day of being in there- I put him in about ten minutes ago.


I have one small question- I know he won't build the bubblenest immediately but he hasn't showed any interest in the cups whatsoever. When will he start to build it? I'm a bit panicky already...

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Old 08-25-2010, 12:46 PM   #2 
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Good luck! I can't wait to see what the fry will look like.
And just give Spiri some time to adjust to the tank he should be blowing a bubblenest once he's more comfortable with his surroundings and notices Hattie.
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Old 08-25-2010, 12:50 PM   #3 
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Thank you! :)
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Old 08-25-2010, 12:53 PM   #4 
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Your welcome.
BTW is it me or are both of them marbling? Because Hattie looks different than she did before.
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Old 08-25-2010, 12:58 PM   #5 
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They're really hard to see, but those are breeding stripes. (The lighting doesn't show them very well.)
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Old 08-25-2010, 01:40 PM   #6 
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Don't worry about the bubble nest. Some won't make them until later.
When you let him see Hattie, how does he swim? Is he flirting - swimming all over the tank. Or is he holding his stand? If he's flirting, then he is ready.
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Old 08-25-2010, 01:42 PM   #7 
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He can't see her right now, but when he can, he is flaring and showing off to her, acting all tough. He does swim around and kind of wiggles his back end. Should I put her in the vase?

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Yes. And look closely, they swim differently than when they want to fight. It's like as if they're dancing, showing off.
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She's in the vase now. Is his wiggling while flaring a good thing?

Edit- She flares back a little bit...

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I'm not sure what you mean by wiggling. If he is always near the vase/Hattie and whipping his tail once in a while, he wants to kill her. But if he's swimming all over the tank, saying look I'm gorgeous and let's play, he wants to spawn.

How is Hattie acting? Sometimes males will flirt after he sees the female flirt.
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