Originally Posted by purplemuffin
You'll want to give us more information. Males will eat eggs for any number of reasons--the eggs could have been bad and he was eating off the bad ones. He could have been startled. Maybe just a bad dad. Were the parents properly conditioned? What breeding set up were you using? Etc. etc. etc...
Ok. First the pair are young this is the male's first spawn, both were conditioned about three weeks. The 10gal tank has been ready for the past month and a half using the typical method of atleast 3 gals of water, IAL, and moss.
I think it may have been the fact the dad is new to spawning and may not have fertilized the eggs well enough.
There are still a good number of eggs left so i will just wait and watch for the next couple days, if he continues to munch on them i am going to prepare for artificial hatching.