I introduced my Black Plaket Male to my breeding tank ( a large sweater bin with 5 inches of water, heavily planted, lots of hiding spots) for about a week. I put the girl in a a clear container in his enclosure for a few hours. The entire time she was very set on escaping out of the cup. After about 3 hours i released her.
The pair danced and chased with very little aggression for another 3 hours. Then they seemed very uninterested in one another. I left them over night and they were happily ignoring each other the next morning. I returned home from work 8 hours later and the male had a decent bubble nest he was fiercely guarding (even attacking pieces of floating plant that came his way). The female was trying to hide in a plant, so I removed her. He guarded his nest well throughout the night.
When I checked him this morning, it seems like he has dismantled part of the nest, but it still looks ok.
Do you think there are eggs or should I try to reintroduce the girl? She has a few small tears in her fins that I am treating with a medicated bath, but overall she seems happy.
Any info would be great!!!