LMAO...got ants in your pants there?! j/k (I'd be excited too!)
First off, congrats on the spawn.
Plan on the eggs turning into wigglers after about 2-3 days, followed by another few days of the wiggler stage. Expect to have free-swimming fry about 7-10 days after the eggs have been laid. These times can very based on temperature and other factors, so I can't narrow it down for you any more than that! :wink:
Good luck with them, and keep us posted! :thumb:
very interesting to watch the parents tending the fry. Both parents are actively involved, and they are constantly moveing the fry from spot to spot in the tank. They have all these depressions in the sand and they will pick the fry up and move them to a new hole every few hours.
I've hatched some Baby brine shrimp and have squirted some down to the babies....cant tell if they are eating or not.
If the fry are still "wigglers"... meaning they just sit on the substrate and wiggle their little tails... then they still have a yolk sac attached to them. At this stage they do not eat anything from the environment and get all of their nutrients from the yolk sac...
As soon as they become free swimming they will need food from an outside source... that source being you...