So basically, I rescued/adopted a couple of angelfish (and some other fish, all together in a 5 gallon tank). Didn't know their genders, always saw them chasing each other and stuff, thought they were just aggressive, didn't think the odds were in my favor that i had ended up with a pair.
Obviously I was wrong. I noticed one of the angels chasing danios today, and I thought it was probably hunting them. My two albino zebra danios and a leopard danio had disappeared recently, so i assumed they were snacks, since they weren't as big as my regular zebra danios. I though maybe the angel had just gotten a bigger appetite or something. I finally took a good look at the tank, and HOLY COW ALL OVER THE FILTER!!!
So my problem is this: since Papa Fish is being aggressive to at least the zebra danios, and fiercely guarding his brood of eggs, I know I need to move most if not all the other tank members. My biggest problem is space, so I think i need to make some plans to either rehome to a less than ideal tank, or rehome to entirely different people.
Honestly, it wont kill me if the fry dont make it, but I also hate to scrape them and toss them. But I also want to keep all my fish. AND now that I know i have a breeding pair, I wonder if I should keep them if they're going to spawn again, or sell them so I have my community back. A lot of hard decisions need to be made.
Any helpful tips would be GREAT. if you think I could leave my bottom feeders, like the cories and plecos, that'd be a great relief. They are some of my favorite fish in that whole tank. I could semi happily rehome my danios and my swordtails but i'd hate to give up my pleco and cories. I just have so little tank space, i don't know what to do.