This video sows my pair of H. frempongi guarding their newly free-swimming fry. The babies in this video have all been distributed, and I am patiently waiting for the parents to spawn again. I was surprised by how long the adults protected their offspring. Other 5-spot jewel species I have bred were looking to spawn again after about 4-6 weeks, and any fry left in the tank were eaten. These H. frempongi were still protecting fry after 12 weeks; and the fry were starting to change into adult color patterns. This is a very mean species. If you get a chance to work with them, and have to get fry, I suggest starting with a couple dozen in a large tank with a lot of places for the fish to hide. As they grow they will kill each other off until you are left, hopefully, with a pair. My current pair was formed this way, and they are very stable… knock on wood.