So I have my outdoor spawn set up, and did what was advised: Place female in for a night and then release male next day. So I did that, and at first they were doing their own thing, but later in the day male was S dancing and bubblenesting. Left him there for the night.
Woke up- checked on them- bubblenests everywhere, male head poked out. No eggs I could see. Male swam out, his tail is absolutely tattered. There is less than 2/3 left, and it completely is torn up as if it was in a grinder D:<. MY female swims out, super barred, but slightly flares at the male with the S-dance. she then swims toward him. I'm guessing its the female that did the damage, because theres nothing else that could do that. Their acting fine, but he looks really bad -.-
Should I take him out? Or let him be to see if they do indeed spawn? He's still in there, bubblenesting at the moment.