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Old 08-26-2010, 10:24 AM   #21 
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That is normal behavior, a bit of nipping and chasing is all part of the courting behavior and this get her in the mood...she likes/needs it rough...lol.....and then once she submits and moves toward him usually head down- he will become gentle and slap her with his tail and swim in an "S" as to ask her to follow him to the nest and once under the nest often he hits her again and she runs off only to return head down..... the spawning act is gentle and awesome to watch and once it is over (1-6hr)..."bam" he hits her again.....one of the most interesting spawning acts I have seen

As long as the female is not panting and torn up really bad-I would not disturb and leave her with him-but you have to have some place for her to get out of his line of sight with either more plants or a cave or something,,,he will know she in in the tank but she needs to be able to get out of his line of site too.

Try to keep your hands out of the tank and disturb them as little as possible, let him decide where things go in the tank.

Good luck with your spawn....
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Old 08-26-2010, 10:39 AM   #22 
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I'm a huge fan of spiri, I hope the fry turn out amazing. If you end up selling or giving some away, I'll definitely be interested by the time they are old enough (: he's such a handsome and unique PK.


BTW what happens if you mix a pk and a hm..?
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Old 08-26-2010, 11:56 AM   #23 
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Alright, OFL, thanks. :) I knew there was some behaviour like that but geez.... he seems really mean. XD

And thank you, Phoxly! I will try and figure out how to ship to the states... blargh.
HMPKs, mostly! That's why I'm breeding them. I LOVE HMPK's. I am also told MAYBE a HM or two... and some PK'.s :)

He's paying much more attention to her, and his bubblenest is really thick. I'll get a pic in a second...
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Old 08-26-2010, 12:02 PM   #24 
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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...
This is a really good sign means that she wont be pushed around much like other females!!

Also, She will either fight back and nip back or when she is released she will run away like my female did!!
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Old 08-26-2010, 12:43 PM   #25 
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Thank you :) I have a feeling she'll try to fight back. She's even biting Spiri through the glass now. XD

So pictures!

The nest now-




A flare and a bite-




And Hattie flaring at him. XD

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Old 08-26-2010, 12:54 PM   #26 
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I love spiris colourings he looks a bit of a light pink now instead of the white colour when you bought "HER" see wot i did there
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Yep XD I'm glad he isn't a "she" though. >.<

And thank you :)
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Old 08-26-2010, 01:08 PM   #28 
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Old 08-26-2010, 01:45 PM   #29 
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Hattie is amazingly adorable!!!

Well ide also be interested in a fry but i dont know yet because im kinda tied up with one:)!! anyway They look like a beautiful couple so what if your reason for breeding?
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Old 08-26-2010, 01:47 PM   #30 
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Thank you :)


I just wanted to try it out. It sounded so interesting when I first read about it. :)
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