11-24-2011, 08:34 AM
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Thanks for the compliment of my fish, Christople. Like you I see the same thing, with the male doing more of the caring, but the female definately does help and has a part. They take turns, but he was more committed to the end. On day two or three, the female would swim to the glass when she saw me, begging for food and eating, and the male stayed near the eggs, not eating, unless a food floated in front of him.
@ Gourami owner - I've thought about putting the eggs in a net, but they keep laying them on that wood. I don't want to take them off the wood, and can't fit that into a net. I purposely put a turned over clay pot in there, hoping they'd put eggs on that, but so far not.
I still think if the eggs were fertilized, they'll do a good job of caring for the babies by themself. They don't let the Cardinal tetras come near that side of the tank when they have eggs. I don't think they were fertilized either, that is why they ate them. Could be wrong. What I don't understand is why the male isn't fertilizing them, since he seems to be such a good "dad".