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I have had Uaru eat their spawns numerous times. It has gotten to the point where I just pull the eggs some of the time. Once I figure out which is the pair, I will try to pull the pair and give them a tank of their own. Hopefully then they will raise the fry up to maturity. I think being in a SA cichlid community just doesn't work well for these guys. Good luck with your next spawning!

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Previous spawns have been on a piece of bogwood about 9" long. I considdered taking the eggs away, but thought I'd rather be patient with them and try to get them naturally raise fry if possible.
This time, though they laid on a piece of wood well over 2 feet in length!! no option to remove it this time.
 

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FINALLY I have a hatching. The fish have laid a small batch within 10 days of the last 5 times on the trot. This spawn coincided with my sevs spawning and these have also hatched for the first time. In all it's been about 10 months from first spawn to first hatch
 

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2nd hatching - more wrigglers - last batch were eaten by the filter :(

I guess they're well on track now :thumb:
 

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It's hard to tell from the pics, which might be washing out the colors ... can you tell a differant in eye color between your male and female? It's a debated way of sexing uaru, males supposedly have red eyes, female orange. Just wondering if that is holding true with yours or not.
 

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Now you mention it, there is a slight difference, the female seems to have uniformly orange/red colour, whilst the male has a ring of red on top of the orange - but it is VERY subtle. Fry are moving about the substrate, so about to go free-swimming, not going to look too closely and spook them! - I'll attempt a better photo of each when it's safer
 
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