I go to my local fish store very often and the two of them have been in their for a while no other fish has been in their and they have not really restocked in fish yet. The last time they had auratus was somewhere between december and feburary. I bought the 2 of them (gonna get rid of the cobalt) can you tell if the eggs are fertilized or not? From what i see the eggs are yellow.Kanorin said:Quite possible. But there may have been other denizens in the tank a few days ago. The father could be a melanochromis auratus, or even an OB peacock. Who knows?!
Edit: I didn't notice that the male was only 1 inch. If that's the case, then he probably was not able to fertilize them. They may be unfertilized, or it's possible someone else was in the tank a few days ago and that's the father.