Bolivian Ram Eggs Eaten by Apistogramma - why?

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Hello, I recently set up a 40 gallon aquarium and it currently houses 1 Apistogramma Panduro and two Bolivian Rams. Lucky for me, the Bolivian Rams paired up and laid eggs this morning. I was really excited, but I was a little concerned because it seemed that the female and driven away the male and was intent on parenting the eggs by herself. Anyway, I went for a walk and came back to find that the Apistogramma was sitting on top of the eggs and eating them. The female was obviously aware but it seemed that she didn't care. It did not look like the female had been beaten up at all, and the male was MIA. I was able to save a couple of the eggs and I hope that they are still healthy. Is it likely that the female just gave up caring for the eggs? Is it possible that the Apistogramma just attacked her and took the eggs? Either way, are my rams likely to spawn again?

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They will spawn again. My male GBR is more attentive than the female. They do trade off watch but its mostly the male.
 
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Thanks, that would be great if they spawned again.
 
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Are the eggs that I saved likely to hatch?
 

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Depends on how old they were, probably not I'm afraid.
 

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