I have a male VT, about a year old. I have been conditioning him to a female that is about 5 months old for almost a week. She is pale/translucent yellow (so wont show bars). She has a huge belly(with eggs i do think, its new and i haven't fed her today) and is behaving submisivly to him. His bubble nest is HUGE. They are in together, but he doesn't want her anywhere near the nest. He is chasing her all over the tank with his gills fully flaird, this has been going on for about 30mins.
Is it just because he has never spawned before, and doesn't quite know what to do...or do i need to start over after a couple weeks?