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- 5 years
Hello, I just saw today on of my convict cichlid pair laying eggs on the side of a rock that was part of a little cave. They dug out the sand in the cave and made a little nest and they are now laying eggs in the side of it. This is the first time they’ve done it but I’ve only been keeping convicts for a few months. I know they’ll hatch in a few days and that the parents are protective but I know that they’ll sometimes eat their eggs and I also have other cichlids in the tanks so I know the fry won’t survive in their. I want to remove the eggs but I don’t want to disturb their little nest and the eggs look very fragile like snail eggs so I don’t know if they would break if I try to scrape them out. Should I take the whole rock and put it in a different tank? Or could I scrape the eggs without damaging them? Will the cichlids stress too much if I destroy their nest? Please help! How do I remove the eggs causing the least damage.