Congrats on hopefully getting them to spawn. Not all new dads swallow their fry. My unimaculata male held to term even with another male in there and me doing water changes every couple of days as it took a while for me to realise he was holding.
I thought he'd swallowed until I had someone from another forum over and she pointed out there were tiny fry in the tank with the parents.
Hope you have lots and lots of grow-outs handy. Mouthbrooders have so many fry, so many times once they get going.
I have started setting up a tank in (hopeful) preparation for the arrival of my burdigala, uberis and brownorum pairs. Haven't heard from the shipper yet and they are due out of quarantine today so biting my nails right down thinking they were all DOA in Australia.
As you can see lots of leaves. This tank is divided up for my brownorum and uberis pairs. My burdigala will go into their own tank.
Going to put a layer of peat moss down over the bottom, some twiggy branches I cut off some of my bigger pieces of aquarium wood, some dried long-fibre sphagnum moss (giving this a try as I have seen it used in killifish tanks) and a terracotta tunnel hide in there and then see how they go. Hopefully that will drop the pH right down.
Got some more photos of my rutilans fry. Camera was telling me if I wanted to get better focused pictures I was going to have to put the macro lens on.
This species is pretty aggro for some reason and so I have already sprung a couple of them flaring and circling each other. At 1/2 an inch in size.