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Hey Kevin,
Do you have other fish in these tanks to serve as dither for the Dicrossus and the Rams? I have found especially with Dicrossus dithers are really important. I have never gotten them to bring a plaque of eggs to hatch without dithers, I think it has to do with the fact that the female will spend more of her time keeping an eye on any "egg thieves" and less time picking at the eggs. With D. filamentosus, I used Paracheirodon simulans, green neon tetras. I doubt they ever were a threat to the fry and eggs but they certainly kept the mommy's attention! I have also been working with Dicrossus maculatus and it seems from my experience that they are much the same. (I did cheat and take the eggs out of the tank this last spawn:( Shame on me!)
I also found they are pretty shy and don't like to be bothered when brooding. Once I see spawning activity or if the females exhibit breeding dress, I pretty much try not to poke around the tank too much. I observed too many times the female scarf down the last of the eggs as I was searching for their breeding site.

Just some thoughts and stuff from my own observations working with Dicrossus. I am no expert at breeding these fish, but I do know these are at the top of my list of SA dwarf cichlids and well worth the effort keeping and breeding them.
 
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