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LisaC144 06-30-2010 05:54 PM

Angelfish EGGS! Pics included!
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I came home today to find eggs on a leaf! I wasn't sure whose it was at first until I saw one of my two Angelfish tending t o them. I don't know how long they will last. I already see my rummy's grabbing them any chance they can get, but she has been attacking any fish that comes near. Hopefully not enough to kill any.

This answers a question that I have been trying to figure out. I have two Angelfish. I wanted more but everytime I added more (tried 3 at once to cut down on aggression) my Marble Angelfish would attack them to death. The only thing I could think of was that my striped one was a female and my Marble a male and the Marlbe was protecting his female. After several months, it looks like I was right all along.

Although they probably won't live, this is exciting for me. First time I've ever had eggs! Anyone know how long it takes for Angelfish eggs to hatch??

amazon21 06-30-2010 08:37 PM


here i think this sums it up . :-)

amazon21 06-30-2010 08:51 PM

Don't worry about the stuff about angelfish eating eggs. The angelfish should eat a few eggs, but not that much. Angelfish are protective though, but looking at your tank, we have big problem. Pleco's are known to strike at night and eat all the eggs, and they are stronger than the angelfish who schould be protecting the eggs. So your either going to have to give up the eggs, or move the pleco, hope you have an extra tank.

EDIT: Snails are just as bad as pleco's, read your tanks profile.

LisaC144 06-30-2010 09:03 PM

So far I only see about five eggs that turned white. My pleco is still very tiny but I will keep an eye on him. I'm not expecting much out of this first spawn but mom is doing a great job and tending to then. Seems like dad couldn't care less though. I've only seen him by the eggs a few times all night and it was for only a few seconds. Mom is constantly chasing others away but hasn't seemed to be too overly aggressive towards anyone. I'll check on the eggs in the morning to see how they're doing.

The pleco I can see possibly eating the eggs, but the snail would have a really hard time reaching them. They laid their eggs at the top of a leaf and the stem to the leaf is quite thin. I have never seen a snail on this plant at all. Only my swords they tend to climb on.

amazon21 06-30-2010 09:11 PM

Good luck :)

LisaC144 06-30-2010 09:25 PM

Thanks! Funny because I was fully planning on upgrading my 55g to a 120g this weekend and doing the change over on Saturday. I have the 120g sitting in the middle of my basement ready to go. Looks like it's going to sit there another week as I'll have to wait until next weekend so I can see what happens to the eggs. Hopefully they'll spawn again in the 120g because the fry will have a much higher survival rate with a much larger tank.

amazon21 06-30-2010 09:36 PM

LOL, for future reference if some fry hatch, and you don't want to hatch live brine shrimp (although that is recommended) try this . My friend used it and said it was really good.

LisaC144 06-30-2010 09:46 PM

Great, thanks a lot! With all the other fish in the tank, how do I get the fry to eat that though? That's the tough part!
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amazon21 06-30-2010 10:05 PM


Originally Posted by LisaC144 (Post 415360)
Great, thanks a lot! With all the other fish in the tank, how do I get the fry to eat that though? That's the tough part!
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the fry food is way too small for other fish. Fry food is pretty much a powder, other fish wouldn't bother. Also, the amount you put should be to little for the other fish to actually care about it.

amazon21 06-30-2010 10:06 PM

you've got to tell me how you manage to keep the neons alive. Im probably going to get some angelfish and I love neons, but everywhere I go, they tell me its not a good idea.

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