Originally Posted by 1fish2fish
I need a little more information on your set up. I've only read the one thread that I posted in so maybe you posted it in another thread.
How long were the fish conditioned and how did you condition them?
How did you introduce them to the tank? Male first? Female first in the chimney? Both at the same time?
Are you still using the same set up as in the picture in the last thread I posted in? I really suggest you buy more plants and really fill it up. The more plants the easier it is for the pair to get away from one another without hurting each other.
How long was the female in the jar before you released her?
Chasing and nipping is part of the process and sometimes the chase can get very fast and the female can get stressed, that's why it is important to have
as many hiding places as possible. I also prefer to have dark or tinted water so
turning the lights off and covering the tank may also help.
Ok, so i conditioned them with frozen and dried
Bloodworms and frozen brine shrimp, for 2 weeks.
Male was placed in the tank yesterday so hes been in there for over a day. The female was in her container for half the day and only released her when the male started his bubble nest.
My setup i think personally is fine the live plant on the right takes up alot of the surface so she hides pretty good in there, she spends most of her time
hiding in the floating part of the plant. Also have the other plant on the left where she found two leafs to squeeze in. My worries arent about her havin enough to hide in, bcuz she was doing fine its more so her aggression and then breathing heavily.
So you think i should release her again and turn the lights off? The lights r on right now