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Old 07-15-2011, 02:27 PM   #1 
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was worried about this :(

about gumbo being a daddy that is (the fish in my av)... he never did build nests, but a couple of times.

i conditioned for 2 weeks on quality foods (no live though, i don't have any available except fry size) and daily water changes yadda yadda... ya know the right way to do it...

it's still way early in the game, i just released the female after about 30 hours, she is light bodied so i can't see bars or what not ... he has no nest and no intrest in her really. he's rubbed against her a couple times and flared a couple times but there is nothing going on besides that.

hopefully he'll get it... it is his first time, and hers too...

eta: she seems to get it - definitely showing submisseviness around him. clamped fins and head down. he just flared and nipped her, but doesn't seem to want to get to the nest yet. yeah, i know, i'm impatient! lol

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Old 07-15-2011, 02:40 PM   #2 
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Sometimes, you just have to give up and start with a new pair or new girl.

Wish you the best of luck!
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Old 07-15-2011, 02:42 PM   #3 
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good luck. I am hoping to spawn this weekend too. they are still seperate and they can see each other but she is not clamping fins or assuming the head down submissive position. my male blows the biggest bubblenests but he has not blown one in this tank yet. maybe he will soon.
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Old 07-15-2011, 02:43 PM   #4 
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Hopefully an expert will come along. But, what's your temperature? Do you have him in a spawning tank or his own tank?

I know some people try 'making it rain', you could add some tannins to the water, I've also read a couple people will put them in a smaller container than what they're used to, or vice versa then when they get in the spawn tank they're realy interested. ^^ It may take him a few times, it'll work I'm sure!
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Old 07-15-2011, 03:13 PM   #5 
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spawning tank, tannins, temp 82, in a bigger tank than he's used to. i am doing all the right things but man, he needs to get on with it! lol i will leave them up to a week if no one is getting too beat up, and try conditioning again if nothing happens. i'll have to look into some live foods for them ...
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Old 07-15-2011, 03:16 PM   #6 
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btw nymmers - the girl looks just like the one in your av lol
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Old 07-15-2011, 03:54 PM   #7 
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One of my recent spawns the male didn't build a nest at all until the started embracing. He would gather the eggs and blow just enough bubbles for them until the next batch he caught. I had another spawn were the female took charge if you will and pushed him around until he got the point lol
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Old 07-17-2011, 03:46 PM   #8 
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How long were they conditioned?
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