Aww.. Its not that bad once the fry dont need their daddy anymore.You dont have to worry about him eating them..all you have to focus on is feeding the proper foods and keeping the water clean and healthy so the babies can grow and grow and grow.. So you can keep everyone updated. lol. Its a lot less stressful if you have all your supplies and a back up plan.. :] Im actually going to wait until school is almost over and i have both my new pairs in before I spawn.. that way I have more time to care for all three spawns, at the same time. tehe.