Hello, First Post... Hope this site is helpful So, I have a 29 gallon set up with plenty of river rocks and hiding places (I will try to get pictures when I figure out how to do it on here) I got an adequate air pump with stone and bubble rod and medium sized gravel. I have 3 jack dempseys, one 3" (male I think) one 4" (male) and one 5" (female). The 4 n 5 were paring off for the past 2 months and FINALLY have laid eggs. They have been constantly dancing around but NEVER lip locking or anything. They lip locked the first time last night (I got video) and I thought nothing of it. The eggs are right by the filter so I cut out a piece of panty hose and placed it around the intake. I also moved the bubble rod about 3 inches from the eggs to provide air/water flow. I noticed the eggs after the could not find the other 2 males. So I changed the water and was moving the rocks around figuring the female was bullying and they needed a new arrangement. To my surprise I picked up a rock and one of my fingers felt a real slimy surface, it was the eggs! I already changed 1/3 of the water, so I don't know if that was a bad move, but it happened. The female, being bigger was just pushing the other 2 males to the corner of the tank. This was never the case before, the breeding male (4") was SUPER dominant and brilliant with color. Now he is pale and not eating. I bought a divider and re arranged the things to allow the female to take care of the eggs herself. She is constantly fanning them and digging a HUGE ditch in the new cave I built her. Any advice?? Temp is 80* PH I will update tomorrow. Both males, although never have got along in the past... seem to be chillin together in the part I divided off for them 2/3 of the 30 gallon. DIET - Mostly Omega One Large Pellets Floating (never clouded water!), Mini Hikira sinking vegi cichlid pelets, Blood Worms, Mysis Shrimp, Brine Shrimp (they seem to love everything but the shrimp) I will take pictures and post links to video. Any help would be greatly appreciated.