I couldn't believe it few days ago when my black paradise fish (Macropodus hongkongensis) spawned in my community tank. This paradise fish is named after Hong Kong.
Few months ago, I brought back a pair of black paradise fish during my fishing trip in southern China. I'm a lazy fish keeper, so I don't breed the fish. However, they managed to breed in a community tank, last week. Just like Betta, the male made the bubble nest for the eggs & when it hatched, the fries swim around in the surface area & the male will protect the fry. The female doesn't take care of their fries.
There are a lot of black hairy algae in my tank, so the juvenile managed to find food or hide in the algae inside my community tank.
The male black paradise fish (Macropodus hongkongensis)
The female black paradise fish (Macropodus hongkongensis)