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post #11 of 55 Old 05-02-2013, 06:04 PM Thread Starter
I have wigglers!

I was a bit bummed when I looked tonight and saw that all of the white eggs were gone. Then I noticed a small somewhat grey mass on another leaf and after I got my glasses, they are clearly wigglers!!! Will have to see if they will survive. I wonder if I should move them, but I guess I'll leave them for now.angels.jpg
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post #12 of 55 Old 05-02-2013, 06:07 PM
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I would leave them and let whatever happens happens. I've seen some angels get very stressed when their babies are removed.

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post #13 of 55 Old 05-03-2013, 10:35 AM
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Congrats on a successful pair At this time I would leave the wriggles in with the parents and see how they do with raising them. You will need to feed the fry something like baby brine shrimp once they are free swimming. With there being other fish in the tank they may not make it long, depends on how well the parents can do on protecting them. If you really want to try raising angels I would suggest during up a tank for the pair. A 20 gallon high would work, a 29 gallon would probably work better if trying to let parent raise. It all depends on what you would like to do.
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post #14 of 55 Old 05-03-2013, 11:04 AM Thread Starter
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Congrats on a successful pair At this time I would leave the wriggles in with the parents and see how they do with raising them. You will need to feed the fry something like baby brine shrimp once they are free swimming. With there being other fish in the tank they may not make it long, depends on how well the parents can do on protecting them. If you really want to try raising angels I would suggest during up a tank for the pair. A 20 gallon high would work, a 29 gallon would probably work better if trying to let parent raise. It all depends on what you would like to do.
Well, it was just a fluke - I had no idea they were a pair that would pair (if that makes any sense). I'm not really in a position to setup another tank. I have a good 29h, but would need heater, hood, stand and a place to set it up!
I'll just play it by ear and see where it takes us. There are other fish, but the angels have been fiercely protective so far...but as I've learned, it sometimes takes angels several spawns before even they won't eat their young. If they make it to swimmers, maybe I can rescue a few???

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post #15 of 55 Old 05-03-2013, 12:11 PM
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Beautiful Angel fish AbbeysDad and best of luck with the babies !

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post #16 of 55 Old 05-04-2013, 11:39 AM Thread Starter
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Beautiful Angel fish AbbeysDad and best of luck with the babies !
Thanks - just kinda playing 'wait and see' - comments here and what I've read indicates it often takes angels a few spawns before they handle parenting...if they ever do. Abbey would like to see and grow out baby angels, but I've told her to brace for what may be a disappointment just in case.

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post #17 of 55 Old 05-04-2013, 12:15 PM
You mentioned the option to rescue a few of the wigglers..I often do that with a couple of my pairs, even after half a dozen spawnings,most still are not doing well at parenting. If you do pull a dozen or 20..a gallon jar is plenty big enough to keep them a matter of weeks. Very important is clean, non contaminated water..many use tank water where they came from,or water that has aged 24 hours and de-chlored.I also use the "Marina spawning and holding tank" which is a hang on the back, half gallon(large one) air driven filtered holder. Those work pretty well for me. Or Angelsplus sells spawning jars, too. Can you count your wigglers?
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post #18 of 55 Old 05-04-2013, 01:30 PM
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sounds like how some of the more serious breeders storys started
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post #19 of 55 Old 05-04-2013, 05:58 PM
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They will drive you crazy because they spawn every 10-14 days.
Try letting them raise their babies and watch and enjoy the experience. It's worth it!
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post #20 of 55 Old 05-05-2013, 06:42 AM Thread Starter
Well the suspense is really something. The wigglers are still holding on. I expect to see swimmers any time but so far still wigglers. With all the wiggling, I dunno what's keeping them on that leaf. I did my water change on Friday, but stayed on the other side of the tank. Now I'm thinking I should put sponge over the one (closest) filter's inlet tube.
So...the saga continues.

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