How do you know when the aggression will never move to spawning?
(I have been preparing for this for the last 2 weeks, everything is exactly how it should be concerning set up and conditioning.)
I am extra paranoid and dont want to see my fish be hurt or stressed out.
She displayed all signs of readiness, they swam around and around together before I let her out of the glass chimney. (took pics) She gets out and the male chases all over, they play hide and seek. He goes back to the nest and then looks for her again.
Two times they swam together, then under the nest. All the sudden back to chasing and hiding. I thought it was about to happen but they decided NOPE!
She is never wearing her stress/fear stripes at all. She is not going pale or losing her breeding stripes through this whole ordeal. But she is getting a scrapy looking tail so far as damages go...
When is it too much? When do I pull her out or put her back in the glass chimney? Admitedly I already put her back for about 30 mins to rest before releasing her again.
Some advise on this would be -very- appreciated. Thank you :)