You should locate a reputable breeder online or on your area to purchase the mating pair. It is awfully crucial to have advice about their genetic traits. Most of the fish in pet stores have unknown genetic backgrounds and you can end up breeding sickly fry. Breeding Time: The male builds a bubble nest when he is able to mate. The female shows standard submissive conduct and a bloated belly, which means she is ready for egg creation. Release the female into the male’s territory or remove the barrier.