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I have some rams that are breeding in one of my tanks and
have know idea what to do. This is not the first time, a few week ago I
noticed the male guarding a new clutch of eggs that were layed
on a lotas leaf. Few weeks go by and all the eggs disappeared with
no fry in sight. Now there is a new clutch on the same leaf and I wanted
to know what next, what can I do to make sure these guy survive?
 

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Congrats!

Sometimes it takes the parents a few tries to get it right, and it's not at all uncommon for them to eat the eggs the first few times.

Do you have other fish in the tank? If so, they could also be contributing to the missing eggs.

I don't have any personal experience with breeding Rams, but hopefully someone who does will be along shortly to give you more specific answers on raising the fry. :)
 

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You can take out the leaf and put it in a separate tank to let it hatch. Putin a few drops of methylene blue to prevent egg fungus. Be careful when transferring the eggs, do not expose to air.

Put in some Java moss from an old tank so that newly hatched fry can have something to eat.
Fry will hatch in 2-3 days, when free swimming you can feed: infusoria, microworms, golden pearls fry food. Feed newly hatched BBS after a week.

A cycled sponge filter works best in the fry tank.
I have hatched around 6-7 batches this way from 3-4 pairs of GBRs. Only once did I hatch in a community tank, and the swimmng fry disappeared in 2 days.
 
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