New study on Angelfish spawning and egg/fry development
Some of you may find this scientific paper in the current issue of Neotropical Ichthyology [Volume 10, No. 3] of interest. I recall a couple of threads on the issue of angelfish spawning and egg/fry survival over the past few months. There are some interesting findings respecting the pH of the water, temperature, and first foods given to the fry.
The seven authors are members of the Sociedade Brasileira de Ictiologia, and according to them this is the first major study on angelfish egg and larvae development that has considered the egg membrane structures.
Neotropical Ichthyology - Sociedade Brasileira de Ictiologia
Very neat. . . thanks! My cousin just called me to ask what to do (like I know, lol) because his angels just spawned. This is probably too much info for him, but very interesting to learn.
I agree! Found this at just the right time, and got a lot of great information to pass along to him. . . I've never had angelfish, so I found this very insightful. . . This first brood doesn't stand a chance, but next time he'll be better prepared.
Cichlid breeding and brood care is a fascinating subject (really broad statement there!) and anything that can bring me to a better understanding of WHY things are the way they are is always appreciated. I'm not so great with the scientific aspect of these things, though I try. Still, every little bit of information gleaned helps to paint a clearer picture for me. . . Even with creatures I don't keep, I can't help but be fascinated by all things aquatic. Hope it never fades :-)
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