Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Washington, USA
If they start swimming around, you may want to keep them in the tank. Apistos are cichlids and they have parental care instincts. It may take a couple of spawns for the behavior to kick in but it will in the end and you will be better off this way rather than taking care of the spawn each time yourself.
Normally, the father shouldn't let anyone near the cave where the eggs are. Odds are either he ate them himself, or if you have snails the snails might have gotten to them.
Bump: BTW, is this the wild type cacatuoides?
edit: sorry, forgot that you already mentioned they were triple reds... The coloration is a little too orange than red, hence my confusion I guess.
Last edited by aquariumhobbyist; 09-12-2014 at 12:52 PM.