Orange Chromide Eggs

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So I have a pair of my 5 orange chromide cichlids guarding a corner of the tank and chasing away the dalmatian Molly and other chromides. I strongly believe these two are guarding eggs. Here are some pics.
It is a 29 gallon aquarium. 5 orange chromides, 1 dalmatian Molly, 1 guppy, 1 wrestling halfbeak, 1 mysery snail, 2 nerite snails. Aquaclear 30 with pre-filter sponge, 100W heater, 78°F. Lightly brackish water. Specific gravity @ 1.005.

The Molly keeps testing his luck. Should I move him?
 

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If the molly isn't going after the eggs it is probably fine to leave him there, but if he or any of the other chromides show an interest in eating the babies, move them out so only the pr remain.

and good job on breeding them :)
 
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If the molly isn't going after the eggs it is probably fine to leave him there, but if he or any of the other chromides show an interest in eating the babies, move them out so only the pr remain.

and good job on breeding them :)
I just feed them a varied diet and do my regular changes. I knew it could happen, but didn't expect it. I am pretty excited. I will probably move the Molly just in case. Any idea in how long it might take for the eggs to hatch?
 

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