Originally Posted by leeb62
Well after I took out the female I thought the male was just fixing the nest, but he was looking for eggs to stuff his fat belly instead.......
Did you by chance accidentally bump/disturb the nest when you were removing the female? Anyway, I think it increases the chances of a male eating the eggs if you disturb the nest. My fish's great great grandfather was a proven breeder and great father, but one time I accidentally disturbed the nest removing the female and he ate every single egg!