I don't go by the bubblenest as a sign of readiness, I have had too many successful spawns without nest being built until the male had eggs in his mouth...lol..... but I will look at your thread and pic...
Again, thank you for all your help! I feel much more confident.
Can I release the pair this afternoon? I know some people do it at night, some people don't, but I think the pair is ready- Spiri's bubblenest is really big and Hattie has breeding stripes.
that that you mention it... he could of been moving the eggs because he was moving beyween nest but i thought he was just eating any left over eggs from the old nest.
i will try again in a week or two. this is a bit of topic but i know you have many tanks just like me. how much does it cost to run a heater?
Thats too bad.....are you sure he didn't just move the eggs?...I have a male that does that with every spawn....he like one spot to spawn and one spot usually in the middle of the tank that he want his nest and eggs.
I spawn females that are going into their 3rd year and have not had a problem with them
Good luck with your next spawn....
do you remeber when i messaged you a while back about my first spawn?well the father was a egg eater. :( he trashed the nest with the remaining eggs in and started a new nest on the other side of the tank. i think the eggs were unfertile because the female was about 1 and a half. so im hoping to get a new female soon and try again soon.