Status: No conservation concerns
The female pretty much sucks as a mom because she splits after the deed is done. The male however, could win the Father of the Year award. He cleans the eggs and the cavity with his fins and mouth while making sure to remove diseased or infertile eggs. The rest get aerated as he fans the clutch with his pectoral and pelvic fins. The poor guy doesn’t even get a chance to feed until they hatch! You gotta give him props for that.
I like these fishies, do you?