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Plumkin 01-24-2011 08:07 PM

After Angelfish pair off how long till they spawn?
My angelfish paired off in my 75 gallon tank so I gave them their own tank being a planted 30 gallon with slate in there for them to lay there eggs on, I noticed the tummy will bloat but then goes back down its probly just the bloodworms I feed them? Will they spawn if they have paired off there papila's have come out like ' that much... Not to sure what im looking for here or how long it will take they been paired off in the 75 for atleast 5 days.

if you need me to post pictures just ask, thank you !

Plumkin 01-25-2011 03:55 AM


aunt kymmie 01-25-2011 10:38 AM

I can't say as I've never had Angelfish. Plenty of others here have them so someone should come along shortly and educate both of us! I know with my discus I see them pecking at a spot together and soon after they will spawn in the area they were "pecking" at. I see this pecking happening right before I see their breeding tubes coming down.

LisaC144 01-25-2011 12:03 PM

Angels are very similar to what Kymmie described with her Discus behavior. You will see them pecking at a spot. They are cleanin gthe area to lay their eggs on. They could lay them just about anywhere. On your slate, a plant leaf, or even the wall of the aquarium. If they are young, they may not lay eggs right away or if they do, they will likely eat the first few spawns. This is quite normal in juvenile angelfish.

Plumkin 01-25-2011 01:44 PM

I see one of them more like rubbing his body against the corner of the glass up and down , could it be months before they start picking and stuff or is it usally a few weeks after they pair up?

Plumkin 01-26-2011 10:34 PM

Well I moved my laptop back in my bedroom with my angels and I noticed them to night both nipping on one of the slates i have in the tank together :D they go swim around and then go back to the slate hmmm maybe this means spawning soon!? heh

jeaninel 01-27-2011 12:00 AM

Sounds like they may be picking a spot. Keep us posted.

Plumkin 01-27-2011 12:24 AM

I hope they are they haven't been picking on it since i posted D: they saw me typing and got scared lol I'll keep you guys posted and take pics / vids if something magical happens :D

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