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post #11 of 24 Old 09-22-2006, 07:53 PM
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I've hadmine since they were fairly small, less than 1/2" now they are about 2" ... I know other people who keep neon tetras with angels...I don't know what will happen if they form breeding pairs though.
Angelfish in spawning conditions will attack even small fish just to protect their territories and fry.

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post #12 of 24 Old 09-23-2006, 01:26 AM Thread Starter
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Any idea how old or how big they have to be before they start breeding? Does the size of the tank make a difference?

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Any idea how old or how big they have to be before they start breeding? Does the size of the tank make a difference?
Hi Oceane,
Which one were you referring? Angelfish or clown loach?

Clown Loach will never spawn in the tank until they reach the potential size of 12 inches which is almost impossible to achieve in captivity.

As for angelfish, they become sexually matured once they reach the size of 4 inches in body diameter and age of above 9 months. Some strains are late bloomers particularly the ghost strains which may take about a year to become sexually mature instead of months.

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post #14 of 24 Old 09-23-2006, 02:21 AM
Just becuase you have 2 angels, doesn't mean they are or will be a mated pair. It's very hard to distuinguish a male and female, except when they are spawing. Your angels might be like mine, just challenge each other allot, without really getting physical.
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post #15 of 24 Old 09-23-2006, 09:41 AM Thread Starter
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Hi Eddie and Blue, thanks for the info, i actually meant the angels, and i have five, so i'm wondering whether i could get a breeding pair out of the lot.

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post #16 of 24 Old 09-23-2006, 01:15 PM
When the angels get to be sexually mature, they may pair up.
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how old would u say mature is????

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post #18 of 24 Old 09-23-2006, 03:24 PM
I usually wait until they get about 4", as Blue stated.
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ah, thats cool!!!
pose it a big hard to go on age!!!!

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soz bit hard!!!

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