40 Gallon Tank Pearls are courting

psalm18.2

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I discovered my pearls, George and Georgina, courting today. Yah, I've been wondering when this would happen and am excited!

George w/ his red breeding colors:


Georgina looks full of eggs:


Their 40 gallon breeder home:


Bubble nesting:



And a video:
 

Moneypenny1967

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Think I need more plants in surface of my tank.Thought I saw this happening with my 2 yesterday but wasn't sure.Having seen your video I now know what to look out for.What are you going to do if they have lots of babies?I've never seen a bubble nest except in a video.Please post video if he makes one.
 
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psalm18.2

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Oh he's making one. I have to stand far off so I don't disturb him. I hope to keep some babies if I can. I'm not going the extra mile, if they survive they do, if not, it's nature.

I had thought of lowering the water line and shutting off the filter. But decided to leave it alone. See what happens.
 

Moneypenny1967

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Was nature kind? What happened?
 
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psalm18.2

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Moneypenny1967 said:
Was nature kind? What happened?
I'm not really sure. It appears the male is guarding a spot, possible nest.
He swims away if I get too close. I don't see any fry. The female isn't fat anymore either.

Time will tell. I do have a cover on the filter intake just in case.
 

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