Yeah my stiktos is the same. My mum told me I have that Munchausen by proxy with my fish haha.
I saw some of the stiktos fry down on the bottom of the tank having a pick through the peat moss. They are driving the male crazy as he keeps thinking they are from his most recent spawn and need to be captured and put back in the nest.
My male unimculata is holding. So far it has been a couple of days. They are a lot calmer now I have the floating plants in, and they don't jump around like they used to. Will have to see if the male holds to term this time. The pH is a lot lower, there is more cover and he seems a bit more serious about it.
His daughter has just been busy stuffing her face in front of him.