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Old 09-25-2010, 11:46 AM   #31 
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Okay I think my female seems stressed out. She showed all the right signs before I put her in, her white egg spot thing was visable and she was showing interest, but now she doesn't seem happy or interested at all! She only moves when she is being chased. Shall I take her out?
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Old 09-25-2010, 11:58 AM   #32 
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What is the male doing?
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Old 09-25-2010, 12:33 PM   #33 
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He is chasing her every now and again, and isn't doing much towards his bubblenest.
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Old 09-25-2010, 01:04 PM   #34 
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What are you using to condition them with food wise

Is he staying by his nesting site and what is his nesting site-if he is just giving a little chase and then stops and not working on his nest-she may not be emitting pheramone yet and they need more time, also, some male may not even make a nest until he has eggs in his mouth....every spawn can be different in these domesticated man made fish......what makes it fun IMO...lol....never know what can happen
If you have live foods to feed them it will really help.....I can get hard to spawn fish spawning in a few minutes to a couple of hours by just feeding massive amount of live mosquito larva and then dropping the pair in the spawning tank at the same time giving them a bit of temp shock....you have to stimulate their triggers with some and with others it doesn't matter as they are ready at any time......
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Old 09-25-2010, 01:12 PM   #35 
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Okay. I will feed them some live food. I conditioned with Hiraki betta pellets, daphina and brine shrimp.
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The hardest part with first spawning attempts IMO....is the waiting game......give them time and if nothing in a couple of days I have some more tricks you can try to stimulate their triggers.
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Old 09-25-2010, 03:28 PM   #37 
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Excellent! Hopefully when it comes to it he will know what to do.

With regards to BBS, have any of you made your own hatcherys? Is it worth doing or should I just buy one? I can get one with eggs and food for just over 10
I have a 2.5 gallon tank (I'm not so good with conversions but I think it's 10 liters) with a 25 watt heater (93*F) filled just above the heater. I have two 2 liter bottles in it and I can get hatching within a few hours. I start 1 hatchery 12 hours after the first.
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Old 09-27-2010, 03:30 AM   #38 
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Update- So they have been in the spawning tank now for 2 days. Not much has changed, apart from the bubblenest which is starting to get better :) going to feed them some live bloodworm today. I can't help feeling she just isn't that into him, but i will wait and see :)
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Give them more time...it can take a week or so with some...
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