Poppa had way too many eggs. A hilarious amount of eggs, in fact. A terrifying amount of eggs. He couldn't keep them all in the nest, not even close, and they were falling as fast as he got them up.
I asked for advice but didn't get a reply for too long, and in a combination of anxiety and curiosity, created an artificial hatchery. THANK GOODNESS, poppa accepted me siphoning some of the eggs out without going berserk and eating the rest. I took maybe a third of what was at the bottom. Probably around 100 eggs.
An artificial hatchery is quite simple. Take a shallow dish, or in my case, not having one, a small plastic QT tank, float it in a larger, heated tank, place the eggs in, and just barely cover them with water. Cover the top of the chamber to keep humidity high. I had to wedge the container to keep it from tipping.
Every 6 hours or so, I very gently agitated the eggs by using an eyedropper to squirt water around, causing them to move and rotate. This was to mimic what poppa was doing in the other tank - taking the eggs out, mouthing them, spitting them back up in the bubbles, picking them up as they fell. Even though the guides mentioned nothing about this (aside from warning that aeration would chill and kill the eggs), I figured leaving them still left opportunities for fungus to grow.
Most of the eggs hatched out, but seeing them and taking pictures was a challenge. I will post more a little later today.