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Bubbles started spawning again this morning. Not sure why as the temp and such has been constant. I'm not planning on keeping the fry because I have another surgery coming up on the 20th this month and I will be bed bound again for awhile. Last month/end November before my last surgery she spawned and my husband was doing fish duty - I was very excited but all the fry ended up dying as the heater broke during a night when we had a big temp drop. Anyway I can't look after them myself and I don't want to put any added pressure on my husband - this surgery is going to be a bad one and he'll have his hands full with me and I don't want him having to worry about fry on top of everything else. So one of the problems I had last spawning was all the other fish pigging out and I had a round of constipation to deal with which was thankfully sorted out by a 3 day fast. Not long after that they all had another bout of constipation when my husband overfed them and although they're all fine now I really need to avoid it happening again. So this time I have separated Bubbles into the QT tub with heater, filter, air stone, plastic plant and my smallest (and toughest) male Chu. I was thinking of doing a relay with all three my males every few hours. I was hoping this will make sure Bubbles gets all her eggs out. Bubbles is about 4/5 times the size of the males so I'm not worried about them stressing her out (she seems annoyed that they think her butt is a vending machine more than anything else ). I will also have all my horde on a 3 day fast again because I think she probably started spawning during the night and they likely all have their tummies full of eggs by now, my repeat offender Munch is looking floaty already . If anyone can suggest anything else that I need to do besides just keeping an eye on everything please let me know. Any advice on how to reduce the occurrence of spawning would also be appreciated
I caught my first showing this behavior for the first time this morning...So I was wondering; Is this some kind of spawning behavior? Or is this agressive? Or are they only playing around? ^^ I'm just curious about what you guys might think about it Thanks! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gpp8WcaQYNM