09-24-2010, 08:45 AM
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A number of things could have happened to the eggs. The other fish could have eaten the eggs, or the parents themselves. It's actually quite normal for the parents to eat their first few spawns. Especially, when they are young. They get the hang of it after a few attempts. It is also a possibility that you do have two females, but what you are seeing is normal with male/female as well. You can visually see the female laying eggs, but you don't actually see anytihng come out of the male, except for him brushing over the eggs with his papilla. If the eggs are not fertilized, they will turn white within 24 hours. Some will naturally do this from not being fertilized properly, but most will remain pinkish clear.