Are My Gbrs Getting Ready To Spawn?!

KelceyMaeraei

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I've noticed today that two of my GBRs seem to have picked a spot in the tank (right in the center on the back of a piece of spider wood) and are acting very protective of it, as well as "cleaning" it. The female's ovipositor is out too, maybe 1-2mms.
Anyone with experience, does this sound like spawning behavior?
Thank you!
EDIT: I have no idea why it says 10 gallon tank, it's a 55 gallon. When I try to edit the tag it says that none is selected....
 

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Remove the eggs or put them in a tumbler or most likely the male will eat them within 24 hours. It usually takes a few times for them to actually stick through the whole process. Feeding a high protein live food helps discourage the male from eating them but certainly doesn't guarantee
 
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I'm not particularly trying to breed them...it would be cool if some survive but I'm gonna let nature take its course this time. I'm actually surprised they spawned at all because my pH is a little high and I've read they won't usually spawn if the water isn't acidic enough.
 

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Captive bred rams aren't that picky... they breed quite easily. Warm clean water is all they need. As long as the water isn't hard they will do the deed
 
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Well, 15 hours later and the eggs are still there! It seems that the male is the one hovering over them while the female is off doing whatever she wants haha
 
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