Well, to help up my odds of success I did two sets of fish. These plakats here and a set of crowntails I hope to make a thread for. Both now have fry.
Pic 1- dad
Pic 2- mom
pic 3- embracing
Pic 4- eggs
Pic 5- Fry
Put them together on 8/15/13 had fry on 8/17/13
Here is a pic of dad with his babies. The fry are only a day or two old here. They are 17 days old now. Not sure how many are there currently. I see about 30 but it is difficult to see with all the cover and stained water. He was taken out after about 3-4 days.