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post #11 of 16 Old 06-30-2010, 11:14 PM
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That's awesome! Congrats and good luck!!
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post #12 of 16 Old 06-30-2010, 11:59 PM
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That's so cool! The closest I'll ever come to babies in any of my tanks are RCS babies and even that is exciting! I love watching them with my magnifying glass. It would be awesome if some of your eggs survived. I've got an ABN and I never see him venture up to the top of the tank to hang out on leaves so maybe if you keep yours well feed (sinking algae wafers, etc.) he'll not bother. Congrats and good luck.

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post #13 of 16 Old 07-01-2010, 06:42 AM Thread Starter
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Kymmie, the ABN and bottom feeders get algae wafers, shrimp pellets, or sinking granules everyday. Hopefully they're fed enough not to care about eggs. I sure hope this happens again in the 120g!! By the way, shouldn't you be skiing?

Amazon21, the reason aquarists say not to keep Angels and Neons together is because in their natural environment Angels eat neons as part if their diet. As my Angels get bigger, they might do the same thing. It's usually hit or miss. Cardinal Tetras are very similar to Neons but the red in them spans the whole body. Cardinals get bigger then neons if you want to try them instead. I will not be increasing my school of neons though due to the reason stated above. However as long as your fish are well fed, I find they leave others alone. Angels and Neons are always a risk though. I've had Cardinals in with the Angels from the beginning and they couldn't care less about them. The neons were added because no one in my area had more Cardinals for 2+ months and I wanted to increase my school of Cardinals so they would feel more comfortable. They school together all the time.
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post #14 of 16 Old 07-01-2010, 07:28 AM Thread Starter
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Just checked on the eggs. They are all still there! I only see 5 white infertile eggs. Same as last night. I read that the male will eat any infertile eggs. He has one job and isn't even doing that right hahaha. The rest of the eggs look yellow. Mom was sitting by the eggs when I went to check on them. The rest of the fish were sound asleep. I only turned on the light to the room so I could snoop without disturbing anyone. This is pretty exciting so far!
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Kymmie, the ABN and bottom feeders get algae wafers, shrimp pellets, or sinking granules everyday. Hopefully they're fed enough not to care about eggs. I sure hope this happens again in the 120g!! By the way, shouldn't you be skiing?

Amazon21, the reason aquarists say not to keep Angels and Neons together is because in their natural environment Angels eat neons as part if their diet. As my Angels get bigger, they might do the same thing. It's usually hit or miss. Cardinal Tetras are very similar to Neons but the red in them spans the whole body. Cardinals get bigger then neons if you want to try them instead. I will not be increasing my school of neons though due to the reason stated above. However as long as your fish are well fed, I find they leave others alone. Angels and Neons are always a risk though. I've had Cardinals in with the Angels from the beginning and they couldn't care less about them. The neons were added because no one in my area had more Cardinals for 2+ months and I wanted to increase my school of Cardinals so they would feel more comfortable. They school together all the time.
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yeah, I just wanted to know how you got the angels to not eat them. I heard putting the neons in first helps.
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post #16 of 16 Old 07-01-2010, 09:10 AM Thread Starter
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I did absolutely nothing special. I bought my Angel fish small so they've grown accustomed to them I guess. And the neons are very small still and were only introduced to the tank a couple weeks ago. If they were gonig to eat them, I'd have none left by now. I guess it is hit or miss. Captive Angelfish are far removed from their natural habitat by many generations. Perhaps that is the reason too. Now, it can all change as the Angels get a few inches bigger, but so far they completely ignore them (except for momma now chasing EVERY fish away from her precious eggs ).
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