Help with My Green Severum pair

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  1. Uzayr

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    They aren't breeding for about 2 months now and I'm getting a bit frustrated, one successful spawn so far so any tips will be greatly appreciated

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    what are you doing to help the process?
     
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    Are you 100% sure they are a pair? (ie male and female)

    If they are, maybe try separate them for a while and try again
     
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    Regular water changes, I tried bumping the temperature up, I have plenty of good spawning sites in the tank and they are well fed

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    Yes I'm sure, they spawned 2 times before about 2 months ago it was unsuccessful and shortly after that they managed to take care of their 200 eggs or so

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    Did the eggs hatch?
    Would not be unheard of for 2 females to pair up
     
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    They aren't 2 females, one male and one female

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    To get things going I would soften the water a little with RO and keep them dimly lit during the night.
     
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    Thanks I'll definitely give that a try

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    They also say that dropping the water temperature slightly and then raising again that it induces spawning...
     
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    @MariaS Yes good catch, forgot about that as it happens when you put the cold RO in.
     
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    When my angelfish become stagnant (lazy) call it what you want I shuffle them around by putting them in another tank and guaranteed a week later a day after a big waterchange they spawn.
    If you don't have another tank to move them to try switching around the decor and direction of flow.
    I found this helps with my acaras and kribensis aswell.
    Good luck.

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