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Old 08-08-2012, 05:31 PM   #21 
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some dads weren't meant to be, and some need a few tries before they can get it right. If de doesn't pick up the eggs, I doubt he will pick up fallen fry. Try leaving the female in there instead of the male if they don't fight? I wanna see if she cares for the better.
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He is taking care of the actual nest quite well, but not picking up the eggs. She ran off, and I am thinking she may want to be done, but they barely got about 140 eggs, and she still looks stuffed with eggs. I can't see the eggs in the nest. I really hope he didn't decide to have a nice little snack.
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Then again, it could also be the darkness of the water.
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Old 08-08-2012, 05:49 PM   #24 
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At what point do you think it would be a good idea to take her out?
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Old 08-08-2012, 06:21 PM   #25 
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Idk, never really bred, but doen alot of research on it, soo yeah
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Oh, well I already took her out. He is tending the nest. I still can't tell if there are eggs or not.
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:17 PM   #27 
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It's all good. There aren't any though, sadly.

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Old 08-09-2012, 10:49 AM   #29 
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aww :( maybe you should try a different pair?
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Old 08-09-2012, 11:07 AM   #30 
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Sorry about your spawn .... some males are psychotic egg/fry eaters.

If this guy's genetics is important to you, try breeding them again after a couple of weeks - after you have reconditioned them. Then artificially hatch the eggs.
If his genetics isn't that important, rest him at least for a month .... hopefully his instinct to care for eggs will kick in (but don't get your hopes up too much - IME only very few will change)

Don't leave the female in after spawning is done. Though she may seem to care for the eggs during spawning, she will eat them by the following day.
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