Hello all! I have 5 fundulus cingulatus - two males and three females - and I want to breed them. One of the females and two of the males spent the summer outside in a heavily planted container pond (for reference...it was 15 gallons and got 4 hours of sun a day, they withstood water temperatures as high as the 80's near the bottom of the water garden without incident...so did my paradise fish and banded sunfish under slightly warmer conditions in nearby container ponds), so that male looks fantastic, with deep orange fins and a bright blue eye; I am going to use him as the stud.
Anyhow, how would one go about successfully spawning these beauties? I previously tried keeping the other pair in a 2 gallon heavily planted tank for two weeks, feeding them frozen food, flakes, and BBS, and failed (going to guess they ate the eggs). My idea this time is to condition the female for a week in this same 2 gallon, put a male in the tank in the evening, and remove the pair the next evening. Any thoughts? Thank you The photoperiod is about 16 hrs, temps are in the mid to high 60's f, going to do daily WC's