Can I get some helpful suggestions on my spawn tank here? It's a 10 gallon for spawning hmpk giants. Do you think I should raise the water level a bit since the fish are twice as big? The male is 2.9 and the female is 2.7 inches at 3.5 months.
I have duckweed in there, as well as a moss ball and an amazon sword. I have a floating petco lid, floating fake lilly, as well as a fake plant that comes above water level and an IAL in there so the male has several places to build his nest. I will add a few more swords to the tank before I spawn them.
I've also got my sponge filter goin' in my sorority for an instant cycle. I'm planning to move the filter over after the fry have been free swimming for a few days. Is that what those of you who user sponge filters do? These pictures are a little obnoxious as I couldn't get you to be able to see anything without the flash on so sorry about that!
Spawn plan : I'm getting the pair Wednesday morning. The breeder has been conditioning them for me for probably two weeks. My plan is to keep them separated in their IAL infused tanks to recoup after shipping, letting them see each other a few times a day for 5 mins at a time, and mass feed them frozen food and a few pellets until Friday morning, where I will move the male to the spawn tank and then add the female that night, assuming they show all the signs. If not, just condition them for another week and try again the following weekend. Thoughts?
I have a few decorations that are little houses, I was unsure of using them because the female could completely disappear in them for awhile..Or would that be perfect?
This is the giant pair -