he adult fish should be well conditioned in the main tank with a plentiful supply of bloodworm, brineshrimp and other livefoods. It is easy to spot the females when they are ready to breed as they become noticeably plump. Some aquarists recommend conditioning the sexes separately to ensure thatspawning takes place only in the breeding tank.
Once placed in the breeding tank, spawning is likely to commence within 24 hours (sometimes longer), often first thing in the morning. As many as 500 eggs may be produced. Eggs hatch in 2-3 days and fry are free-swimming 4 – 5 days later.