I GIVE UP!
Am I doing something wrong or are all my male fish gay??
fish conditioned for over 2 weeks - pellets, frozed blood worms, and some freeze dried thing
hidey spots for the FEMALE
released female when she had breeding stripes
male had bubblenest
I check on them and they are swimming next to each other under the nest
I check again in the morning, the male is on top of the lid, with almost NO fins left
Female is now stress striped with NO damage.
Unlike the other two males, who are fine - minus the fact they have no fins. This guy looks like he is breathing heavy (his mouth is opening and closing rapidly and he gills are moving fast.