This may belong better down in teh spawning topic, so someone feel free to move it if so....
10g tank half full, submersible heater to make sure the tank doesn't drop below 80F (which isnt likely this time of year), and a controllable sponge filter set to very low bubble rate. Plastic lid floating on teh top as a place holder for the bubble nest. She's in a clear plastic floating breeders "net" he's got the run of the tank.
Ok, its only been two days, so I highly suspect that the response is going to be "be patient!!"....BUT....
First few hrs to the first 24 (or so) hrs: He's delighted at the sight of a female. Bubble nest has been started, still small, but growing and he takes the time every few minutes or so to run over and flair at her. She's ignoring him, I suspect her of sulking cause she's used to having the run of a 16g sorority tank. Figure she'll get over it.
48 hrs later: She's still sulking, and ignoring him. Is literally turning her back on when he comes up to the side of her enclosure. He's acting very dejected, bubble nest is practicaly gone and he's barely even flairing at a mirror which I held up to hte tank.
So the question: Am I being to impatient to expect any different so soon? Or should I be doing something?
picture below, the image of a dejected fish
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