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Old 11-16-2010, 06:18 PM   #1 
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First time breeding - some questions

My pair are seperated in spawning tank and male is trying to make bubble nest. The bubble nest won't stay for some reason. He makes a small nest and most of the bubbles are gone by next day. What would be the reason?
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Old 11-16-2010, 06:25 PM   #2 
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We need to hear more about your set up.

What size is the tank? What temperature? What additives are you using? How high is the water line? What sort of plants do you have in the tank? How long was the pair conditioned?

IME adding indian almond leaf helps keep the bubbles together better. Also covering the tank so the air above the water is humid also can help the bubbles hold.

IME a well conditioned male will build a nest regardless. If he's building a nest and then it's disappearing it sounds like he's not spending much time on it.
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Old 11-16-2010, 06:35 PM   #3 
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I have a 10 gallon tank. Temperature is 82 F. I use Prime, and Cycle. water line is 5 inches. Conditioned for 2 weeks but not live food.
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Old 11-16-2010, 06:48 PM   #4 
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My males usually make a nest while spawning and by the next day it's gone and they just let the eggs float.
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Old 11-16-2010, 07:16 PM   #5 
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Another quick question.. How long should I wait for it to be failed attempt? Wondering when I should try different pair.
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Old 11-16-2010, 09:56 PM   #6 
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YaY~!! my female started responding to male... and male is working hard to construct his nest... only problem is the bubbles keep popping.. =T
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Old 11-17-2010, 11:09 AM   #7 
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Do you have your 10 gallon cover up? If he doesn't tend to his nest like 1fish says it will just keep getting smaller. I say give your pair a week depending on how aggressive the male is to the female or vice versa.
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Old 11-17-2010, 11:25 AM   #8 
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I have tried but no success.
I have a ten gallon tank.
Therm, regular filter, plants and live food.
Why have I not been successful??
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Old 11-17-2010, 11:28 AM   #9 
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Maybe not condition your pair long enough give them 1-2 week conditioning. Or maybe your pair doesn't wanna spawn with each other try different female with your male or vice versa.
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Old 11-17-2010, 12:17 PM   #10 
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I'm gonna go to pet store right now and get some blackwater extract... hope it helps.. and yes I have a cover..... I noticed that as soon as the bubble anchors onto cup it pops... as if the bubble was trying to ride up the up out of the water.... I have zero bubbles right now =(
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