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Here is the fourth day video:


What I would like to ask you now in regards to water changes... Would this stress the parents too much and have any effect on the babies? Should I delay water changes or continue as usual?
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congratz! though those eggs with fungi will not hatch anymore,
those that has tail will survive... look at the parents, they scoop
and return strayed wigglers to the nest LOL!
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Yes they actually moved all the babies to the other side of the Aquarium. They started preparing that location in advance few days ago and then as soon as the wigglers started straying they collected every single one of them and moved them to the other side and now the flat rock is empty except for the unhatched eggs with fungus. Amazing.
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Day 6 :)
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SiriOssi replied the topic: New member with Oscar Eggs

Today our babies are free swimming :)

My question to you should I leave them with their parents in the tank or should I move them into their own tank to be raised away from the parents? Which one is better and safer to them? Is there any danger to the young ones that they might be eaten by the parents at any stage in the future?

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DRACO replied the topic: New member with Oscar Eggs

wow... this great... congratz...
for me, you could try to let them grow with the parents...
one of my friends had done it until the fries becomes
fingerlings... 1" long ... while others had moved the fries to a grow out tank...
however... you will have a hard time doing it because the parents will
keep attacking you while moving the fries... you can also consider removing
the parents and allow the fries grown in there...

note: use small hose to siphon all the fries
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Well, I opted to let them grow with the parents since this Aquarium is large enough and there are no other fish in it to bother them.
Before yesterday I did a partial water change and everything looked hunky dory :)
Yesterday I took this video:

I noticed that the male was a bit aggressive towards the female and she was staying away from the babies in one corner to hide from the male. The male was hanging around the babies as you can see in the video.
This morning to my surprise when I woke up all the babies were gone. :(
Why is this aggression towards the female?
Did the male or the female eat the babies and why?
What should I do the next time different?
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