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Austin 05-18-2010 06:01 PM

Angelfish laid eggs!!!
Hey everyone! Today I was JUST ABOUT to go out and buy some juvenile angels to try to get a breeding paid, when I checked on my other angelfish and 2 of them have paired off and laid eggs! They are brother and sister though! (they are the babies from my previous angelfish pair)... will this make their babies retarded?

They are in a 36g, with 2 other angelfish (so 4 somewhat large angels altogether), which I know is somewhat cramped... but I guess they liked it enough to breed?

I feel bad because they are picking on the other 2 a lot. :(

So now, I was thinking of buying some young angels to try to get to breed. To be honest, I wanted to try breeding some o the zebra or black types. The angels that are breeding now are a solid white angel, and one that is white with one black spot on it's side. Not the prettiest colors to me.... But umm, now i don't know what I should do... I could leave them in there and move the other 2 into my 44g where I was going to try to get a breeding pair. Or I could move the breeding pair into the 44g. But now I'm not really able to do what I wanted with the 44g either way... if I do that.

Could I move the 2 large angelfish (and I mean large) into the 44g later after buying maybe 4 juvenille angels and still try for my breeding pair while keeping the 2 not-breeding in their?

Any suggestions or just WHAT YOU WOULD DO will help! :(

Austin 05-18-2010 06:54 PM

teddyzaper 05-18-2010 09:28 PM

i wouldnt buy any more angels, and i would move the 2 that arent the parents into the 44 gallon tank, and when the babies are born and are around penny size, move the larger pair into the 44 gallon with the others.

aunt kymmie 05-18-2010 10:55 PM


Originally Posted by Austin (Post 386516)

Wow, would you look at that! Very cool, Austin, thanks for posting! I think the parents are beautiful. I've heard and read many times that they eat their first batch of eggs so don't be surprised if that happens.

Austin 05-18-2010 11:28 PM

Thanks for the suggestions.

I have not gotten any angelfish they didn't have any very nice looking ones. And the more I think about the parents are actually pretty nice fish and I think I'll move them to the 44g, unless you guys think that's a bad idea? My 44g is in a much more convenient location to keep an eye on them, and also much more quieter for the parents.

Will it be a bad idea to keep other fish with them? I wanted to get some otocinclus catfish and some platies/mollies maybe with them.... I'm thinking if the angelfish protect their fry, they will probably be able to protect them from mollies/platies... but idk.


Also, @teddyzapper : You would move all 4 into the 44g?

Edit: Does anyone know if angelfish actually raise their fry ever? I heard a lot do not and have lost the instinct to.

Austin 05-19-2010 12:11 AM

Well, since the last post the angelfish ate all the eggs except maybe 10...

The dad wasn't even over there guarding them? D=

But it's ok, I expected they probably would... just it had only been like 5 hours.

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