Oh no, I wouldn't try that. I've heard at least two cases where breeders left the male with the fry and he didn't try to eat them but that's probably rare and I'm sort of nervous about if he'll care for the nest when there's eggs in it. I have seen him repair nests he's built before, he's even added on to his previous one. My male isn't extremely aggressive and neither is my female. They've flared at each other but for the most part they seem to get along. She's been showing her stripes more than usual and this is regardless of if she sees him or not.
I take it that's a good thing.