I have a pair of young convicts, only about 2 to 2 1/2 inches which just today hatched about 75-100 eggs. They were located in the back of a common flowerpot. Both the male and female convict were defending the pot fiercely. Ever other fish in the tank were hovering in the mid to top of the tank, for fear of the convict pair. Then about an hour ago the pot of little wigglers were gone, but the convict pair are still defending the flowerpot. Would they eat their own young, or do you think they let their guard down and one of the other fish in the tank got to them? Would they hid them in a location close to the pot? I have a juvie jack dempsey, a couple juvie parrots, a juvie jag, and a very small pleco, all which are terrified of the convicts, but all capable of eating the fry. Any ideas? I have had these for about 3 months and it was the first time the young convicts had paired.