After almost 4 years my Etroplus decided to spawn but not just one pair but at least 3 pairs are defending spawning real state. I managed to pull these eggs for incubation. I had grown desilutioned that the fish would not spawn so last winter I decided to try something different, the tank was left unheated during the winter and water temps were consistently around 60 degrees, I also added salt, salt! yes, at the suggestion of a friend, honestly I think the cool winter is a better catalyst but who knows.... I hope these little cows hatch and grow well as I am very fond of this cute community cichlid.