I was surprised this morning when my female Jack Dempsey “Shelly Duval” was very dark black and intense looking. She was not her normal social self and didn’t rush to me for breakfast. Low and behold I found that she had laid eggs for the first time! Her and Jack made this huge pit in the middle of their 75 gallon tank and both are kind of trading off sitting on the eggs. My question though is I planned on doing a water change and cleaning algae this weekend in the tank. Algae grows so fast in there! I don’t want to disturb the eggs at all or get them dirty and contaminated as I’m cleaning! I don’t know if I should leave the tank as is or if there are any other options? I’m so excited for babies!