:He's been conditioned since I got him
. D: Because when I got him, his color and everything made me want to breed him...
Marge, Tina and Zebra all conditioned for... I'd say 4 weeks now... Rose isn't because I feel she is too small and she doesn't really get plump with eggs as often.
: Frozen and freeze dried bloodworms (more frozen than freeze dried), pellets, and meat from mealworm - basically what I did for Maine and Madame. Fed three times a day. He made a bubble nest for the first girl (Marge) but then destroyed it and was more entertained swimming around the tank. passed her. looked at her, swam off without showing off, flaring, nipping, darting D:
I swear to god he is a male
so no gender confusion here.
: cycled with sponge filter. 7 inches water, 2 B grade almond leaves (4" each), floating live and fake plants, hiding spots, fake and live plants sitting on bottom. temperature
: UV and blue light
ready foods for fry
: The girls even went vertical with the submission stripes when I put them (individually) in the breeding tank.
: show off rarely, then swim around, sit in hiding spot, sit on leaf, swim around, swim right against them x.x
Time together for Marge and him: 2 days. Same with other girlies. Been doing this before I moved and even after still. He just... won't D: weirdo!! >.> He shows such a small amount of interest!
does brightness of female's color matter? I've put the bright purple Marge, lighter purple Tina and nothing-color (brown?) Zebra, and he doesn't have a change in interest. I did take him out for the night back into his own tank. I have tried conditioning then introduce female, and even the shock method. Both same results... And I know I have never ever encountered a male who refused any females...
he's worrying me lol. he isn't sick either.
I was going to order in 2 yellow VT females for him, but now I'm worried he won't bother with them either. Any tips? I mean that water is sooo dark from the IALs... water is super clean, bare bottom, everything. better then I had done with Maine... I do have the butterfly VT I'd like to breed, but first El Dorado if he will.