Originally Posted by MNWILDBETTA
Yes she just ate. I haven't been able to get the males to hold to term. Once the 2 store bought has been medicated fully I will throw a pair into the 10 gallon and see if they'll breed again. Will let everyone know for sure when I have grown fry. Do you happen to have albis as well?
Not at the moment but I have had them before and am very familiar with them. I think male albis are a little slower to mature than other mouthbrooders. They will become better at holding over time. Don't be surprised if they take a year to really get things figured out. They breed like crazy but the whole caring for eggs part of it happens less often. Especially because the females usually want to spawn again and start bugging the males while they're still holding the last batch of eggs. If you are interested in a successful spawn, I'd highly encourage you to move the females to another tank once you know the males are holding. It's less stressful for the males this way. Then after the babies are swimming around, give the males at least a week without the females to rest and eat plenty of nutritious food.