So I'm currantly trying to breed my vt female to my delta dragonscale male. They both have been conditioned 2weeks, lots of plants, a snail and the water is almost 82 degrees f. The problem I let the female out with the male and she was following the male around the tank for a while. I went to eat supper and the male and female were under the bubble nest both destroying it by fighting each other I tried not to panic:-? by remembering that the will fight sometimes. So I watched, then I started to panic when the female was ripping out the fins of my $14 male:shock:. He was like omg :shock:what is happening!!!!! Then the female was being drug around by the male cause she had a hold on his tale while he was trying to swim away! When the female went to hide I scooped her out and put her back in the males veiw but behind glass. He was then sitting under the now only 2 bubbles bubble nest wondering what on earth just happened. I am now leaving her in a vase in the tank but I am afraid to leave then alone tonight together and wake up to a dead fish! Please I am at a loss. Please Help! Should I put them together or try again later or what? I just don't want a dead male.