Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
IME there are good fathers, so so, and bad fathers (egg/fry eaters). The first 2 can be left with fry long term. In fact male type1 will feed his fry - he will eat, then vigorously flap his pectorals to call his fry. Then he either releases food debris and or mouth fry.
Male type 2 usually doesn't feed fry but will not eat them. He will totally ignore and let them fend for themselves. Both of these types can be left with fry until fry are adults. IMO, if you have these types of males, it is best to keep him with fry, at least for the first month or so. This condition will produce more "good daddies" amongst the fry. Besides the first type of male sometimes stresses to death if removed.
Not much to be said for psychotic egg/fry eaters except artificially hatch eggs.