So I have a pair of cichlids that can't grasp the concept of keeping their eggs. They keep eating them. They've done this four times already. I understand they may do this the first time but I wouldn't think time after time they'd do it. And I believe both are at fault, the male and female.
They laid them on a piece of wood this time. I tried pushing the eggs off into a brooding net but they are stuck on pretty good and I didn't want to risk crushing them.
And how do I know if they have been fertilized? The fish seem pretty good at hiding their breeding from us. The tank is in the living room and they literally stop what they are doing if we happen to look over at the tank.
What do I do to try and preserve these eggs?