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When mine paired off I did a little research and learned JDs are actually good parents!
I let my JDs (Rocio octofasciata) protect and feed the fry (they really do this!) for a while before separating them. I wish I could remember exactly how long (they're about a year old now), but I'd say they were at least a month old, maybe 2 months, when I pulled the parents. You will likely still lose a few before pulling them, and of course after - survival of the fittest and all that - but that was my experience, for what it's worth, and I never saw much in the way of fry-eating (unlike Severums!). And the juveniles have been so much fun to watch grow!
To answer your question about the eggs, I'm pretty sure you would damage them irreparably if you tried to move them, so I would say a big no on that.
 
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