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Old 03-07-2011, 12:50 PM   #1 
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Starting to get frustrated... about to throw the towel

Ugh! I have been trying to breed my best female to one of my guys and I think she knows she's special because she won't give in.
They have been together for 4 days and the male has a huge bubblenest. She will come chek it out but run off when the male approaches.
I've never had a female give the male such a hard time.
My male has some shredding on his caudal and a small hole on his dorsal... of course I'm freaking out because the damage he has now is easily fixable but if she takes a chunck out of his tail it will take months to heal... and he's one of my best males!
A few minutes ago I was ready to take him out and place him in the hospital tank but I think I might give them until the end of the day, if nothing happens today then it's healing and afterwards, reconditioning time.
I would try another pair but I really haven't thought of an alternate since I was so set on breeding this one. I have plenty of siblings to mix and match but I wanted THIS pair!!!!
Who says this gets easier with experience??
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Old 03-07-2011, 01:02 PM   #2 
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I know EXACTLY how you feel lol. My last pair, (My 5th try at spawning), was so close. He had a huge bubblenest, she had breeding bars and was acting submissive, and he was showing off for her. But after almost 4 days it just wouldn't work, she would go to the nest head down and he would act like he's going to wrap her, then he just bites her and chases her off >.>

That was the closest I got though, so I guess you can see with each attempt at trying you gain more experience and get a little closer. Hopefully next time you'll have some luck!
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:23 PM   #3 
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Haha guys I'm in the same boat! Except I have yet to have a successful spawn! I'm going to get creative with pairing after I try all the pairs I wanted to do first lol.
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:31 PM   #4 
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Well, it turns out I don't want to breed any others I currently have so it's in the hospital tank for both because they have slight fin damage, no real chunks missing... thankfully!
I really wanted to have 2 spawns growing simultaniously but I will just concentrate on the week old fry I have now and try this pair in a few weeks.
I just saw a guy on AB I would LOVE for a marble girl I have... here we go again!
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:36 PM   #5 
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Which pair is giving you the trouble? Didn't I tell you not to look on Aquabid lol
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:45 PM   #6 
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You sure did! And you KNOW who I'm loving :D
It's the 10ray female with the multi boy from your BOS spawn... LOVE them!
They look soooo much alike and that girl has gotten so pretty!
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:47 PM   #7 
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And they won't spawn!!!!!!!!! Grrrrrrrrrrr give them time they will eventually....

YES, I'm pretty sure I know who you are loving lol That was hard for me to list him today......
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:58 PM   #8 
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I know who you BOTH are talking about and I'm sitting on my hands not to click the bid button

Sorry your spawns aren't working out! Just be patient... I think they like to mess with our minds... get close to spawning and don't and repeat over and over again until you've reached the point of insanity... then spawn while you at work like "haha sucker!" LOL
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Old 03-07-2011, 08:01 PM   #9 
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Thank you Karen & Jackie!
But he's perfect for my marble girl!!!! Just kidding!
Yes, I'm set on that pair so I'm commiting myself on being patient with them.
They'll get some extra pampering and then I'll try again. Although I have 2 spawning tanks ready to be used, I won't do another while I wait for these to be ready... I will keep myself occupied with my fishies.
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Old 03-07-2011, 08:02 PM   #10 
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*Runs to AB to check out Karen's fish*
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