Great shot of the nest. So should he start adding day old baby brine or cyclopeeze to the water to ensure the wrigglers can eat soon? What fry food works well in a planted tank if you are attempting to raise them there without removing to a separate tank?
I just lost my 2+ yr old golden after a water change, guess it was getting pretty geriatric. Going to look for more at local club auction, now I am really eager to get breeding to go.
Did you raise the temp? I have read online breeding is best prompted by raising temps to 86-90F. In the Llanos it gets up to 95 in breeding season. I keep this tank at 84, pH 6.2-6.5 with Seachem acid buffer, no CO2, kH 0-0.5, gH 7, 446tds. There aren't too many plants other than valisneria that will tolerate 90s and keep growing well. Currently I have some Java fern, riccia, anubias, baby tears, amazon sword, 1 drarf crypt, and polysperma growning well in this low maint tank.
What high temp plants are working for you