Originally Posted by bettalover2033
Hey, I've always wondered.
What if you had the the pair spawn and another male from another spawn (that had their own spawn already) and put him in with the eggs even though they were fertilized by the male to begin with...he continues to take care of the eggs, will they have his genes meaning with they be fertilized by the second male added and as if it were that you bred male 2 to the female #1?
I hope you understand
No. Once it's fertilized, the eggs harden so sperm (can I type that word here?
) can't penetrate it. Also, the second male would have no brood instinct toward the nest, I presume, and either eat the eggs as they'd be potential competition to his genetics, or simply ignore it.
I have heard it suggested dropping abandoned eggs into another male's nest, but moving the male would likely not help.