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Angelfish finally spawned!
Old 08-20-2010, 02:49 PM   #21
 
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Well my husband just called me and told me they're spawning yet again. It's great that he's home to witness it this time. it's quite fascinating to observe them laying the eggs. This is only 2 weeks after their fry were eaten.
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Old 08-22-2010, 09:15 PM   #22
 
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I'm in north-ish central Alabama. My angels are cleaning the slate (it's been way too long since I cleaned the tank - it was covered in algae!) and I helped them by scrubbing it off with that toothbrush I used to get the weird white stuff off of my heater a while ago. I really need to take better care of the tank, but if this turns out to be a breeding pair, the others are going back to the lfs and I'm cleaning their tank totally. Well, I will anyway, but especially if they're a true pair.
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Old 08-23-2010, 03:12 AM   #23
 
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Geez! I'm from around there originally, but now I'm a long way out in Portland. I grew up in Florence, AL. northish central is probably what, Decatur, or Cullman?
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Old 08-23-2010, 03:32 PM   #24
 
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Birmingham.
I got home from school today and found a HUGE patch of eggs all over the spawning slate! I have a pair, and I think the fry have a good chance of surviving this time.
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Old 08-23-2010, 03:37 PM   #25
 
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congrats! You wil lbe able to tell who the parents are by observing them for a short time. They will take turns fanning the eggs. This way you know who needs to go back to the LFS. I would wait to see how far the eggs get. I've read that two femaleswill sometimes try to spawn, one acting as a male. If your eggsdon't turn white within 48 hours, I'd say it's safe to assume you got yourself a breeding pair

My latest spawn is in the wiggling stage. Mom has already moved the eggs twice. I think that's my favorite part. Witmessing mom carfully picking the eggs up in her mouth and spitting them back out someplace else.
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Old 08-23-2010, 03:55 PM   #26
 
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Congratulations! That's always exciting. I'd just about die probably.

I tend not to count Birmingham as north at all and just think of it as central. Then again, my grandmother lives there and I grew up ten minutes from the Tennessee border.
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Old 08-23-2010, 10:52 PM   #27
 
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I think of Montgomery as central. That's why I said north-ish... bad description.
But I kept the breeding pair separated from the rest of the angelfish since their last spawn to make sure they're a pair, and now I know they are, so the others can go back to the store and I can get store credit to help pay for the purple spaghetti eels they're trying to special order! They're really rare. Seth is checking somewhere in Florida to see if they have them now, they should call back tomorrow or the next day.

In the meantime I have to get as much done as possible tonight... I have band practice tomorrow. So school will take up 10 hours of my day tomorrow, not including homework... and the next day, and the day after that, and Friday too.
I can't wait 'til football season's over...
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Old 08-24-2010, 08:29 AM   #28
 
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Do you plan on keeping them separated for life or putting them back in to your community tank? Jus tan FYI, your fry will not survive in a community tank.
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Old 08-26-2010, 03:32 AM   #29
 
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Alabama geography is funny. Central is really about half way between Birmingham and Montgomery in I-65. My parents live in Auburn right now (which is even with Montgomery on I-85) and so that seems "south" to me having been in Florence most of my time there.

Those are quite possibly the coolest eels I've laid eyes on in a while. Congrats on a certified pair and I hope the other Angels can get you some $$ back!
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Old 08-29-2010, 06:49 PM   #30
 
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Free swimming fry today! Most of the group has survived and still has smallish yolks, so I'll feed them later tonight once they're all swimming. This is a big spawn! (Compared to the last two, at least)

I plan on selling the fry and the non-breeding angels. The breeding pair will be kept in their own tank set up specially for them. Any other fish will go in the 90 gallon.
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