Could someone please help me out? I woke up today to see a small bubblenest, but I didn't look at it closely. Mizu and Daxia were fighting really badly, and both had several torn fins, so I took her out. But when I took her out, I noticed the nest looked different, and I started thinking that maybe those were eggs. Its extremely small and he isn't adding anything to it, but I was just wondering if anyone could tell me if it looked like there are eggs or not.
Parts do look milky white, while others are clear. Idk. Help? lol
But shouldn't the male be tending to it? Not only are they kinda scattered now, but there aren't very many. Do you think I should leave him in, or just take him out? I don't want him munching on them over night >.>
If you have a magnifying glass you will be able to see the eggs better. If they were fighting they may not have spawned yet. If he was chasing her away that would be an indication that they had spawned. Some males do a lousy job of tending to the eggs and fry. Taking the male out will make the eggs fall to the bottom where they will fungus and die. If you have a male that is eating the eggs you can take him out and lower the water down to about an inch or so and add methylene blue to the water to prevent fungus.
What is the male? I have a couple different strengths reading glasses as well as the magnifying glass for closeup work. You should be able to see little off white to amber colored eggs in among the clear bubbles. Actually she is not the biggest Halfmoon female I have by quite a bit. I have some biggun's. I recently tried spawning one to a big Blue Devil HM male and she flat tore him up. I've never had a problem spawning a smaller male but he's not real aggressive and she took advantage of that fact.
The male is a Turquoise Delta, my spawn journal is a few threads below this, you can see pics of them both. Yeah lol she has personality alright. Whenever he would see her and go towards her, she would just flare, and he'd turn tail and run back to the nest.
Her name's Daxia, which means Big Hero lol. A fitting name.
I remember reading that thread and thinking the male could be one of mine and that female would pass for a female from my Blue Marble line. She has really colored up since you got her. Good work, now if you can get some cooperation from them.
I'm going to say there are no eggs... My males behave differently after spawns. They stop chasing the female and tend to the nest in a trance like state. I also notice the female on the opposite side of the tank. I had a spawn of at least 100 fry in a bubble-nest the size of a quarter. Give it a day and hopefully something will hatch. If not, try to spawn them again. It should be easy at this point since they've been conditioned. Good luck with your spawn!