So, having purchased a group of five angelfish several months ago, I've done quite a bit of reading. I'm pretty familiar with everything from standard habitat, to breeding behavior, to how to raise little ones (not that I have any). What I DON'T have much info on is what juvie angels act like when they're in the midst of pairing off.
I have three of my five who are currently exhibiting some new behaviors. They're bumping cheeks and sides, doing a bit more chasing than usual, and there have been brief moments of kissing. Most of this is initiated by one of my wild types toward primarily my marble, but also the other wild. The smallest one (the koi) and the black angel have so far been left out.
I know that the kissing especially is indicative of breeding but I don't have a confirmed pair yet, and it hasn't lasted as long as is usually shown during breeding. Do I have some angels who are playing around trying to figure out who to pair up with?
For the record, I got these guys probably 4 months ago. Bought them at the LFS so they were already at least 3 months old then. The largest is probably 3 inches long and 5 inches from top to bottom (counting fins). Does this sound like the right size/age for this sort of behavior to be starting? I'm a bit excited.