11-22-2011, 07:41 PM
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Originally Posted by zof
I'd be a bit worried if all of the eggs are infertile each time they spawn, you should see a noticeable difference after 24 hours of some infertile eggs mixed with the fertile eggs. Keep an eye on their spawning maybe one of the pair is is completely infertile or the conditions of the water arent right for the eggs. Or maybe the male just sucks at fertilizing the eggs and like others said some experience will solve the issue.
I think the male "sucks" at fertilizing. He is so cute though, he seems so committed to the eggs, even more so than the girl. I would like them to have babies, but they are young, and there is no hurry. I think my water should be good. Temp is only at 82-83, which I would raise if I was wanting them to breed. I have 0 nitrates, which is very exciting, because that has just begun to happen, so I feel I have a good balance of plants, bio-load etc. I do water changes each week. The ph is 6.3 and of course, I have no ammonia or nitrites.
Thanks for your funny comments about this whole event!