ok i set up my breeding tank about a week ago, put my female in a vase an let my male roam free, he built a beautiful bubble nest about 8 inches in diameter; and after about 30 hours i released my female.
at first they fought like crazy and my female tried to destroy the nest. the male got aggressive and chased her off. she hid while the male fixed the damaged nest, over the next day the female would come up to the nest and show interest but the male continues to chase her off and he just sits under his nest looking up. (occasionally going out after the female). their aggression has died down a little but the male still wont let my female near the nest.
my female has a white body with red fins so i cant see any breeding bars, her egg sack is growing though and the ovipositor is whiter then the body and looks like it is about to pop.
my question is, will my female every get near the nest and mate with my male? or did she ruin her chance at mating the first night when she tried to destroy it.. am i wasting time on this pair or should i switch in my other female??
i really need advice and help..
thank you in advance