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April 20th, 2012

After conditioning on a diet of bloodworms, brine shrimp, and a home-made protien food my pair are in the spawning tank.​

Dad is a marble dragon from HM parents imported from thailand, I don't have photos of his parents but I do have some of his full siblings.​


Full brother.

Full Sisters.



Mom is a mustard gas imported from thailand, I have no background on her.​



This paring is to both try my hand at raising fry, and to satisfy my curiosity of what they will produce. I hope to spawn my male's all white dragon brother to a dragon sibling next.​

9:50 AM

My pair have been in the spawning tank for a few hours now, the female in a glass bowl. So far there's been tons of flaring from both parties. Female is showing breeding bars, but the male has not started to nest yet.




 

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Good luck on the spawn! Sometimes my male wont make a nest until the female is out with him.
 

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Good luck on the spawn! Sometimes my male wont make a nest until the female is out with him.
Yeah, I may release her before there's a nest if I see all the right signs. Also may try a simulated thunderstorm to help them along. First timers, so.

Thank you!
 

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Female is barred up like crazy, male still flaring. May release soon if things continue to look good.
 

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If the female is swimming head down thats a great sign and it means its time to release her.
 

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Ha ha alright good luck dont be surprised if she suddenly runs away sense the magic barrier is gone lol
 

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Hey I'm not sure if you aware of this but BethsBettas on this forum has the exact same photo of your mom of the spawn. Do you both own a similar female or did you sell the female to her?
 

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Hey I'm not sure if you aware of this but BethsBettas on this forum has the exact same photo of your mom of the spawn. Do you both own a similar female or did you sell the female to her?
That's my account, the email it was connected with got hacked and I shut it down. Posted a thread regarding that just now.
 

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He is still chasing her rather than building a nest. She dropped a round of eggs just now, but obviously they weren't fertile. Anything I can do to get him interested in nesting? I have another male I can use, but if I can get this one to work I would like to.
 

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OK, then that's not it. Sometimes we just have to be patient, and hope she doesn't drop too many eggs before they get the hang of it. ;)
 

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OK, then that's not it. Sometimes we just have to be patient, and hope she doesn't drop too many eggs before they get the hang of it. ;)
Yeah, it's driving me crazy! She's already dropped once, and is being nothing but submissive; yet, he's still seeking her out for a chase rather than nesting. MEN, huff.
 

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Yeah, it's driving me crazy! She's already dropped once, and is being nothing but submissive; yet, he's still seeking her out for a chase rather than nesting. MEN, huff.
LOL:lol:
Seriously, I understand. I have a beautiful HM double tail blue/green male and a pale blue HM female mustard gas. I just can't seem to get them interested in each other. I've tried twice, and am conditioning them for a third try.
 

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Some males don't build a nest till after spawning starts. What do you have in the tank for the male to nest under? My steel male didn't build a nest the first attempt so I pulled them and reconditioned for 2 weeks and he started nest building before I put him back in the spawn tank. Some males prefer different things to build under too. I've found my males love bubble wrap over styrofoam cups.
 

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Some males don't build a nest till after spawning starts. What do you have in the tank for the male to nest under? My steel male didn't build a nest the first attempt so I pulled them and reconditioned for 2 weeks and he started nest building before I put him back in the spawn tank. Some males prefer different things to build under too. I've found my males love bubble wrap over styrofoam cups.

I have a floating IAL, bit of bubble wrap, floating plants and a bit of Pathos. He just started blowing a nest a few moments ago. (Had to recup the female to give her a break) Now with her in sight, but not moving so much he seems more focused.
 

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LOL:lol:
Seriously, I understand. I have a beautiful HM double tail blue/green male and a pale blue HM female mustard gas. I just can't seem to get them interested in each other. I've tried twice, and am conditioning them for a third try.
Yeah. xD I'm like; LOVE EACHOTHER..
 
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