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Old 07-21-2009, 09:57 AM   #11
 
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The funny thing is that whenever I got to my LFS the owner teases me because I'm female and I'm into fish and aquascaping. He tells me it's usually the husband who has to call the wife and says "honey, can I start a new fish tank"? And the wife hangs up on him. Around here it's opposite I guess. I actually started the hobby with my son 3 years ago, but he quickly lost interest and my interest grew. My husband is into cars...that's WAY more expensive then aquascaping...or is it? Sometimes I have to wonder.
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Old 07-30-2009, 05:14 PM   #12
 
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OMG...she just laid eggs. I guess I know why her belly was so large. I'm not sure what to do next. Guess I better start reading
That's what most aquarists would have thought up front ....spawn time! But it's good that you took precaution either way; very responsible. Anywhoo, congrats! How are they doing so far?

By the way, where in NJ are you guys located??

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Old 07-31-2009, 06:50 PM   #13
 
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It was the first time a fish of mine laid eggs. I should have realized it, but I just wanted to be on the safe side. They ate the eggs during the night. Today, she spawned AGAIN only this time she wasn't as bloated looking. I saw the papilla and I knew we were going down the road again. I actually got to see her lay the eggs today. The male follow behind her and ate all the eggs I've read they'll do that if they're immature. This is only their second time spawing.

I'm located in Somerset County (about 15 miles north of Princeton). Are you familar with NJ?
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Old 07-31-2009, 09:43 PM   #14
 
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It was the first time a fish of mine laid eggs. I should have realized it, but I just wanted to be on the safe side. They ate the eggs during the night. Today, she spawned AGAIN only this time she wasn't as bloated looking. I saw the papilla and I knew we were going down the road again. I actually got to see her lay the eggs today. The male follow behind her and ate all the eggs I've read they'll do that if they're immature. This is only their second time spawing.

I'm located in Somerset County (about 15 miles north of Princeton). Are you familar with NJ?

Very cool. To bad you couldn't have video recorded it.

Yep I'm very familiar with NJ. Mostly South Jersey / Philly area (my Fiancee is from Sicklerville /Williamstown area) Born in Philly but she was raised in South NJ. I'll actually be in Sicklerville in about 3 weeks. I'm more familiar with South NJ, but I do frequent north.... way north though (Passaic, Newark, etc.) since I'm in NYC alot. I do know where you're at. SHe has family up in Trenton and we go up there (and Princeton area) when we visit.
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Old 08-29-2009, 07:13 PM   #15
 
I also finally saw one of my angels spawn. I'm not to sure if the second one is a male considering i never saw him/her following behind to fertilize the eggs. although i still have about 6-10 eggs (sadly located on my filter tube) that are still clear after a day or two that may have a small white spot in them. hopefully i get some wigglers off those few so i can confirm that i have both a male and female! I have heard that two females will try to spawn so i am hopefull!

I would love to know details on how you are doing your aquascape. i would like to try the same thing with live plants soon. sadly i got sucked into the colored rocks and fake plants that many newbies do. i have been doing alot of research and would just like to see what others are doing with angels.

thanks

Also i have heard when you artificially hatch these egg to seperate and add methylene blue. are there any other options beside the blue chemical that is less harsh but works just as well?

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