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Old 12-07-2012, 12:24 PM   #121
 
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AWWWW!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! That is so exciting! I hope they continue to be good parents, and that they don't consider eating their babies to be 'good.' Never had angels, but from what I've read. . . don't they like to move their babies shortly after they hatch? Hopefully they will. Don't know why it is, but they do seem to be fond of laying their eggs on those filters. . . *shakes head*

Still! SUPER exciting!!! I hope they do great and grow, grow, grow!!! Will you keep some of them if they make it!?
They pick them up and move them up the filter tube if they slip down, but they haven't moved to a new location. Perhaps they will, and they'll need to likely if they want to save most of them ;)

The issue I see coming up is we don't have live foods for them (baby brine shrimp) and I highly doubt there is enough natural food in the tank to support that many fry.

If, by some miracle of nature, some survive I may keep 1 or 2 but that largely depends on how the other angels react. They do not do well with new additions, but perhaps they'll tollerate the fry since they are a more gradual appearance rather than sudden introduction. I also do not know how long the parents will protect and guard the fry.

Right now, they are tiny taste live snacks for every single fish in the tank... fry don't often make it in community tanks ;)

If I ever complete the fantasies in my head for building a fish room in my basement, I'd probably buy a 40B during Petco's $1/gallon sales and consider moving this mated pair over so they can be alone (with a sponge filter and not a cansiter ;) ). I have to check with the cities building inspector to see if I'd even be allowed to finish a room (non-bedroom) in the basement since my stair case does not meet code (too small of a landing in the basement, and not enough headroom at the bottom of the stairs).
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:31 PM   #122
 
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Digging that fantasy! A fish room would be amazing! I really like the footprint of the 40g breeder tanks... I hope you're allowed to do it. It isn't like the fish would be using the stairs or need the headroom, lol! Crazy that the possibility exists that you'd not be allowed to finish a room in your own basement, but I know how it goes...

Fry + community tanks = SADNESS!!! But I always have to pull for the little guys anyway! Congrats on the happy parents, though!
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:03 PM   #123
 
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Congrats on the new babies! I'd go for that 40B.
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Old 12-08-2012, 05:05 PM   #124
 
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Congrats on the new babies and I hope they make it
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Old 12-08-2012, 06:59 PM   #125
 
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They're all gone, poor guys, wonder how many are in the filter :(

At least I can clean the tank, but the other pair just spawned themselves... 24/7 eggs in this tank between all the fish.
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:25 PM   #126
 
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Boo. . . YAY!!! haha, awesome - they're taking turns! You really must get that breeder going! Though, from what I've read, it isn't unusual for a pair of breeding angels to spawn every 3-4 weeks, right? Lol... it'd be fun for the first brood from each batch, but unless you can sell those babies for a profit, it might get old pretty quick. Still be fun the first few times, that's something I'd love to see, personally. . . time for a filter cleaning - and maybe some sponges to cover the intake ;)
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Old 12-09-2012, 05:23 AM   #127
 
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Boo. . . YAY!!! haha, awesome - they're taking turns! You really must get that breeder going! Though, from what I've read, it isn't unusual for a pair of breeding angels to spawn every 3-4 weeks, right? Lol... it'd be fun for the first brood from each batch, but unless you can sell those babies for a profit, it might get old pretty quick. Still be fun the first few times, that's something I'd love to see, personally. . . time for a filter cleaning - and maybe some sponges to cover the intake ;)
It's actually about every 2 weeks that they'll spawn, but less if their fry survive and they're in the same tank taking care of them.

Profit ... I don't think so, not until after several spawns. I can't imagine I'd get more than $1 or $1.50 a fish since they are just Scalare Angelfish and not a wild strain.
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Old 12-09-2012, 12:05 PM   #128
 
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Really nice job..I don't see a lot of overkill strengthwise. I have opportunity to buy 125 gallon and stand next week..will be listening for set up particulars(copycat).
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Old 09-04-2013, 08:58 PM   #129
 
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Wow, you're tank is amazing! I wish we weren't renting so we could set up something this nice!


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Old 09-04-2013, 10:27 PM   #130
 
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It is pretty! He recently posted a vid here:

Things have sure changed around here

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