04-08-2010, 09:07 AM
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Sometimes a sizeable water change can induce spawning.Have also had some luck with offering frozen meaty foods such as bloodworms,Brine shrimp,Krill.and or Mysis shrimp in addition to the flake or pellet food. Maybe offer the frozen foods two to three times a week and flake and or pellets on the remaining days.
Do keep in mind that fish are not unlike humans to some degree ,and they often prefer to select their own mates and may or may not ,accept a particular fish. Have found this to be specially true with cichlids if the male is smaller than the female. Doesn't sound as though that's the case here.
Give em some time , perhaps the male is just playin hard to get.