I'm having difficulties breeding some white cloud mountain minnows I have, and was hoping someone could provide advice.
Right now I have 3 white clouds in a 10 gal tank, along with some red cherry shrimp. The tank is established and well planted, and has a nice size clump of java moss. Two are adults (one male and one female) I got about a year ago, and one is a juvenile around 4 or 5 months old that was previously born in the tank.
All three fish are very active in the tank and appear healthy. For the last couple months the female appears to be full of eggs. The male fish actively chases her and displays his fins trying to engage her, but she just swims away. It's extremely frustrating to watch at this point because I can't figure out why she will not breed.
The tank conditions and temperature are stable and where it's recommended for breeding these fish, so I'm really not sure what she doesn't like. Will the fish breed with only 2 adults in the tank? Or will they only breed if there is a group in the tank?
Any help or suggestions are greatly appreciated!