07-02-2011, 02:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Cassandra90
I have a 55 gallon long tank that contains 3 angel fish, 2 kissing gouramis, 2 opaline gouramis, 6 cory cats, 1 rubber lip pelco, and a killi fish. All get along fine.
About 2 weeks ago I notice about 50 eggs on my filter intake tube. Some were white others clear, and 2 of my angels were fanning them. I have no plans on breeding, so I let the eggs go and they must of gotten munched on. But now to my surprise this morning there is another batch of 50 or so eggs.
If they keep laying eggs should I try to breed then? The female is a marbled and the male is well I am not sure, he has some yellow on him, but mostly silver with black bars.
If I do plan to go through what are the steps that are needed and what size tanks and equipment is needed?
It is up to you if you want to try breeding your angels or not. If you do not want to then I would leave them in the tank that they are in now. They will continue to lay eggs, and more than likely they will be eaten by the other fish in the tank. If you do decide to try breeding and raising the fry there are a couple of ways you can go around this. You can try having them parent raised, if you decide to do this from the research that I have done and seen by others that raise angels a 29 gallon tank is the minimum recommendation for a pair that is parent raising. It may take a few times for them to get it right, they may eat the eggs, or even eat the fry for the first few times. You also have the option of artificially raising them. Once the eggs have been laid and fertalized you can remove them from the tank and put them into a smaller tank. If you do so you will need to add either meth blue, or I have seen others that use hydrogen peroxide. You will need several tanks for raising the fry in and also to grow them out. I have seen people who have used storage containers to do this in, it is cheaper. For feeding you would want to feed baby brine shrimp, although I do believe others have used micro worms, and also powdered fry food, eventually you will be able to transition them over to flake food. I am not sure about how long that takes, but there is some good information out there that can help guide you in that. One of the things to think about is what you will do with all of the angels as they get bigger, do you have a lfs that would be willing to buy them? If so you would need to find out at what size would they be willing to take the angels. The smallest I have seen angels for sale is about the size of a dime on the body size.