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Old 12-07-2004, 11:57 PM   #1
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Help My Angelfish Laid Eggs!!!

Hey guys, I need some help. My angelfish laid eggs today on the back of a piece of wood decor for the first time. What should I do? I would like to quarantine them... should I remove the decor or remove the other fish? How long do you think before they hatch? and does anyone know anything about caring for hatchlings? I'd appreciate some input... TIA
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Old 12-08-2004, 06:29 AM   #2
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It's difficult to give you a meaningful answer without knowing what else is in your tank.

If you really want to breed and raise angelfish, it's best done in a seperate aquarium. I used 20g with only a piece of slate in the tank. I remove the pair once they've spawned and hatched the fry artificially. Eggs hatch in about 48 hours.
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Angels can take quite good care of their fry, and with a little practice they can have quite a good success rate. They do need to be alone in a ~20 gal tank, as Brian says. Whether you remove them and hatch artificailly, or let nature take its course is probably a matter of doing more work vs. lower fry survival rate.

I left the parents in, and generally got a few fry survive to adulthood from each spawning. That was OK for me. I found watching the angels tend the eggs and fry to be fantastic to watch, although watching the attrition rate was a bit depressing.

Brian, what did you do to hatch the fry?
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Very simple poikilotherm. I added a few drops of an anti fungal (I like formalin because it's colorless as opposed to methyl blue), and placed a very gentle stream of air for water circulation near the eggs. Any eggs that fungused were removed with a tweezer.
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Thanks Brian, good to know!
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Angels protect the fry well should have no promblems.

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Angels protect the fry well should have no promblems.

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