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hi all
a pair of my Angels have laid eggs….hasty exit of the other pair out
of the tank as they are being bullied….got them a tank today(bullied pair)
as an emergency ….this is my next question !
what though do i do about the pair that have laid eggs in the inlet pipe
of the big tank,as they share their space with guppys,loaches,barbs,corys,
neons,serpae tetras.

question 2
how big of a tank should a pair of Angels be in.?

as always thanks in advance.
 

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That's awesome!!!! :D my old (passed) angelfish used to love the inlet tube as well. Not sure what your question is though exactly. What you should do depends on if you want he babies or not and such. You can remove the eggs and hatch them artificially, let the parents raise them (most likely fairly unsuccessfully), etc.

The general consensus I've seen when looking up angelfish seems to be a 20H for a pair is what breeders seem to use, although I don't have person experience. Of course the bigger the better but that seems to be the minimum.

Sorry I'm not a ton of help. :D but that's so exciting :)! Pics!
 
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thanks so much for replying :-D
well not sure if the male or female takes more care of the eggs,
but one of them(the same one each time) protects more,and fans
the eggs with its fins….simply adorable to watch..
they rush to the front of the tank when i approach,then seem to back off
when they realise i am the bringer of food !
i don't think i would want to put my hand in the tank lol i know they don't have teeth
however they are very aggressive all the same.
i've not worked out yet how to post pics as i have a new phone,and need to learn
how to up load them then post.
 

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Angel spawning never gets old..what color angels paired up, Willow? The 20 gallon(don't know liters) high tank is a minimum..They just seem a little crowded there,..I don't mind using a 29 gallon, and I love the old style 33 longs. Look into offerring a removable slate for next egg laying and use a small extra tank to hatch eggs..Barbs, Danios,Loaches are going to try you with getting to those eggs. Congrats on the happy pair!
 

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thanks so much for replying :-D
well not sure if the male or female takes more care of the eggs,
but one of them(the same one each time) protects more,and fans
the eggs with its fins….simply adorable to watch..
they rush to the front of the tank when i approach,then seem to back off
when they realise i am the bringer of food !
i don't think i would want to put my hand in the tank lol i know they don't have teeth
however they are very aggressive all the same.
i've not worked out yet how to post pics as i have a new phone,and need to learn
how to up load them then post.
One of my angel pairs lay eggs on the intake often. I dont care to breed so i leave it be. Also I do not remove my other pair and the single angel. They do protect their eggs but it doesnt seem to cause much stress . Both male and female fan the eggs in my tank. Its cute. If you dont care about raising fry then leave it be. Once they lay they will again. Ive contemplated posting pics of my crazy egg layers but ive had my mind on other things these days. I think eventually i will post thise pics.

Side note.. Do not worry about their teeth!! My white top hara has bitten me and its not bad . I promise his teeth are much worse!! Just look at my pic of him on "Agent has a new toy". Kid looks scary!!!
 

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I like to use an app called "resize photo" to shrink them and then I use imgur.com to upload. Get th direct image link and you can post from your phone. :)!
 
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i just couldn't leave the other pair in with the breeding pair,
it was horrid to watch them getting beaten on all the time,then
begin to spend all their time hiding in the plants.:-(
they are doing well in the emergency tank,and as it it higher than the
tank they were in,i'm a little happier..although O.H really doesn't like
the new tank…he says it's horrible ! mehhhhhhh
then mr & mrs rescue i have noted that their papillia on both is non showing,
so do i have two females…and that they will be ok together ?

hang on the chat here…….dang….the filters not working on rescue tank…
brb.
 

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You could always drop a divider in the tank, anyone dealing with cichlids should have one handy if they don't have a spare tank ready to roll. Tall silk plants in front of items that are tough to remove like filter intakes works well, they spawn on the fake plant, you pull it out & put it in a hatching tank.

Bare 20 highs work OK for pairs, I upgraded to 29's years ago, veils do better in them with a couple more inches of water depth. 20's are great for initial growout, I transfer them to a 40b once they get a bit bigger.

Where you go from here depends on if you want to get into breeding or not. The spawn won't last long with a loach in the tank. You're looking at a 4 tank setup for one pair, small hatching tank, bigger initial growout, and bigger than that for final growout, plus the tank for the pair. I keep pairs in 29's, hatch in 5's, to a 20 then a 40. I use 150 gallon tubs for potential breeders or overstock, 55's for pairing tanks.
 
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hi Tolak
i was kinda hoping it would have not happened…but it has,
not many eggs left,although the parents are super vigilant.
i think may try leaving a slate in there tomorrow,water change day.
and see if they use it,if they do perhaps i'll try and bring them
on myself.
 

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hi Tolak
i was kinda hoping it would have not happened…but it has,
not many eggs left,although the parents are super vigilant.
i think may try leaving a slate in there tomorrow,water change day.
and see if they use it,if they do perhaps i'll try and bring them
on myself.
I could be wrong.. But i doubt they will use the slate. They prefer to spawn on broad leaf plants, and as it seems.. Intakes are rather popular with them too :lol:
 

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i have a plastic vine at the top of the tank which they are looking around
at this very point in time :shock: funny you should say that. :-D
 
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Willow..my blacks spawned yesterday on thei:roll:r slate. Thier last batch is just now nibbling on flake..which is cool, I can relax with the brineshrimp awhile(a little bit) I just bought nine platinum angels, and am trying to talk myself out of a couple kois right now.May be something wrong with me.
 

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Willow..my blacks spawned yesterday on thei:roll:r slate. Thier last batch is just now nibbling on flake..which is cool, I can relax with the brineshrimp awhile(a little bit) I just bought nine platinum angels, and am trying to talk myself out of a couple kois right now.May be something wrong with me.
Oh thats fantastic. My platinum is the only one i dont have a mate for. So pretty with the faint baby blue stripes in the fins. My koi pair i love enough to attempt to save their fry once they spawn!
 

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Ahhh stop all the talk about angelfish! I've kinda been wanting some kois! And pb paraibas! But not enough room already! D= I can't wait to move out someday and I'll have all the angelfish I want!!! :-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
 
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i've gone back to my iPhone….hopefully some sensible shots i'll
be able to share.
the loaches seem to be having a blast at the back of the tank along with
the bronze cores :evil:…i obviously made it too much fun back there.
beware people of all the nooks and crannys you make,as the fish
will use them !!! lol

update…all the eggs have gone…might have been my doing…i was so
fascinated i kept going over to the tank more than i usually do.

captin… what size slate do you use please ?

Austin….get rid of the sofa !!!!
 

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I use a couple different sizes. Ones I prefer(and many fish) are 4 inches wide, 9 or 10 inches tall. They are slate from Vermont,..I pull those about 36 hours after laying takes place,..and put them in clean,fresh water and (I'll try to spell this word again)aerioate with airstone nearby, not directly on them at 81 degrees. This is in a three to five gallon"betta tank".
 
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