She was a snot and took a little longer than her sister, but she eventually gave in and spawned with him! They finished last night, so I'm expecting babies tomorrow evening.
Found myself a fish-safe tub to use. It's a bit small, but I wanted to see if that would help the fry with feeding. If all goes well, they will go into a bigger tub or small tank at 2 weeks, and upgrade as needed. Shad and Aurora were at it for quite some time. Opal finished within an hour or two, these two were still working after about 4 or 5 hours.
Gigantor lump of eggs O_O And pappa watching after them like a good boy! I think there's even more under the katappa leaf, but I've bothered him enough today to get these couple photos.
Gosh, Shadrach is a ridiculously pretty fish and good father to his fry. I feel silly feeling so proud of him XD
If I can get any photos of the fry in the nest, I'll post them, but it may be difficult because of the tub.