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nvmyluv420 06-25-2007 09:17 PM

i think my angel has eggs?
 
how will i know if my angel has eggs??? i have 5 angels so im pretty sure theres different sexes in my tank. i ruled out the possiblity of swim bladder disease and constipation. if she does lay eggs what do i do with them??? please help me ive never dealt with fry and im not sure the proper protocol for raising them.

Lupin 06-25-2007 10:46 PM

Have you seen any of your angels paired up with the other? You will need to observe changes in their behavior and more so, when they try to terrorize other fish out of the chosen area.

nvmyluv420 06-26-2007 11:30 AM

i have 5 all together and there are 2 which i bought together that never seperate. they seem to prefer one side of the tank than the other plus they are riping my plants out of that area. they dont seem to mind the other angels when its not feeding time. the smaller 2 also seem to be pairing as well but i have one whos the total outcast and gets picked on a lot by even the smaller ones. out of the pair that i purchased together the female (i think) is very aggresive to the other fish and seems to be getting fatter everyday. my mother had a breeding pair of angels and shes the one that brought this to my attention. if they do have eggs do i need to take them out of the tank or leave the eggs in?? also the male seems to be eating less is this for any particular reason?

Lupin 06-26-2007 09:31 PM

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Originally Posted by nvmyluv420
i have 5 all together and there are 2 which i bought together that never seperate. they seem to prefer one side of the tank than the other plus they are riping my plants out of that area. they dont seem to mind the other angels when its not feeding time. the smaller 2 also seem to be pairing as well but i have one whos the total outcast and gets picked on a lot by even the smaller ones. out of the pair that i purchased together the female (i think) is very aggresive to the other fish and seems to be getting fatter everyday. my mother had a breeding pair of angels and shes the one that brought this to my attention. if they do have eggs do i need to take them out of the tank or leave the eggs in?? also the male seems to be eating less is this for any particular reason?

Then your angels are likely to spawn soon. You might want to set up a PVC pipe (half part only) or slate for the angels to stick their eggs on. Remove the pipe or slate containing the eggs once they're done. If you have a spare tank, use it for the eggs to hatch. A sponge filter and an airpump connected with an airstone will help here. Methylene blue should be added as well to prevent development of fungus.

First-time spawners tend to eat the eggs but that is no reason to worry about. They will spawn again and will eventually become good parents.

nvmyluv420 06-30-2007 02:25 PM

ok thanx. i went back to the fish store that i got the two from and luckily the guy remembered what fish i was talking about. seems that i purchased a pair that had given him 5 batches of fry prior to me buying them. go figure he wouldnt tell me this at the time of puchase. lol.


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