yes he is still in there, i think i see a lil tail but im not sure. he seems to be taking care of the remaining eggs. I put some freez dried bloodworms in there to see if he would eat. He just looked at them and then went back to taking care of the eggs lol. I do understand that a first time spawner might not get it tottally right, so if it turns out he eats all the eggs for some reason ill try again in a couple of weeks.