10-29-2006, 12:15 AM
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Those do indeed look like angelfish eggs.
Angelfish are not the easiest fish to breed/raise, and with a tank full of other fish, I would expect the fry to get eaten if the adults manage to guard the eggs long enough for them to hatch.
Sexing angelfish is also not easy. The only way I know of to be sure is by looking at the anal opening, one is very round, the other is more oval in shape. I forget which is which... I'll have to look that up or consult one of my angel breeder friends for positive ID on which is male/female.
Most successful breeders of angelfish will remove the eggs and relocate them to a fry tank... some will simply remove the adults and put them back into a main tank once the eggs are laid in a breeding tank.
Don't be surprised if you wake up some morning and the eggs are gone. Adult are also known for eating their own eggs.
To determine if they are fertilized, watch them for any color change or fungal growth on the eggs. To successfully hatch and raise angelfish fry, the water params have to be very good, and stable, along with temperature. Once hatched, feeding can also be tricky because of their size. Newly hatched live brine shrimp is the only thing I've ever heard of anyone having success with for fry food with angels.
Good Luck with them and keep us posted.