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migdem 04-01-2011 01:30 PM

Unexpected Angelfish eggs in community
Hi all,
Today I was caught off guard with angelfish eggs. It seems that I have a pair because the female well laid the eggs the other one seems to be fertilizing (the male seems to take out like a small yellowish poop from his underneath and he pass on through the eggs.) They spawned on an amazon leave. They where white but now are like yellowish/transparent or faded white. Right now I do not have any tanks available to host fry/pair. What should I do?

Tomorrow I usually do the water change. Unfortunately the eggs are on the upper level of the aquarium and when I do the water change there will be a possible that these will almost be out of water level. Should I still do the water change? I usually make the water cooler then the aquarium (maybe because of this they spawned) Should I still make the water cooler? Is there a slight possible that these will live? If yes should I feed them or they should feed themselves on some algae and what ever they find in the aquarium?

Christople 04-02-2011 09:32 AM

The eggs will most likely be eaten if it is their first spawn but if not then they wil use their ylk sack for some time then I would take some and put in a breeder net. Feed bbs first bites and micro worms. MY advice isn't the most sound but I hope it helped.

migdem 04-02-2011 12:04 PM

until now they did not eat them but removed the ones dead I presumed because the eggs reduces from yesterday. Ok I go for bbs or microworms. And try to set up another aquarium if they hatch.

About transfering them to other aquarium as soon as they hatch can I move them or what?

Christople 04-02-2011 05:43 PM

Ummmmmm if it is their first spawn then I would remove them the first day, if not just let them be for a week or to. Google how long they protct their fry and be prepared for that to be shorter.To remove the fry use airine tubing to get them out and the transport them.

Mikaila31 04-02-2011 08:22 PM

angelfish eggs should not be exposed to air when moving. Moving them away from the parents is likely to be just as effective as leaving them with the parents. I agree they are likely to be eaten within the first few days. The adults care for the eggs and fan them so they get proper circulation. Its hard to recreate this in a tank just for the eggs. It can be done though... If they do survive pass the wiggler stage then you can try to move them. Fry are pretty hard to move though without suffering losses.

Christople 04-02-2011 09:14 PM


migdem 04-03-2011 03:10 PM

unfortunately all the eggs has gone :( Will wait for another spawn. This was their first. I heard that after 10 days I should expect more. Should I give them more tries or should I remove the eggs and put them in a jar by them selves right away?

Christople 04-03-2011 06:55 PM

I wouldnt' put them in a jar because they will fungus up. Also give them a nother try. The first 3-4 spawns are the hardest and things just get better after that.

Mikaila31 04-03-2011 09:16 PM

Angels like most parenting animals and mammals have a hard time bringing up their offspring properly the first few times. Unlike us no one is there to tell them what exactly to do, its all instinct and self learning. It takes a couple trys to get it right.

Christople 04-03-2011 10:40 PM


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