Originally Posted by pink-o-licious
1. How long should it take for the babies to be in the mothers stomach?
2. Is it actually pregnant?
3. What should I do to get ready?
4. Any advices on what to do and what is happening.
5. roughly how many babies will there be?
6. Should I add in rock that is on a 30 degree angle even this late in the progress?
7. Would the parents eat them?
1. Female angelfish don't get "pregnant"...they lay eggs. If she does lay them and if they are fertilized it should take 48-72 hours to start hatching and become wigglers.
2.,4. Nope, she's not pregnant...probably constipated. Add some epsom salt to the tank and see if she becomes skinnier.
3.,6. You don't have to do anything with them to get ready. If you have a pair in a bare tank, that's all you need. You don't need to do anything or add anything to the tank. They will spawn on the side of the tank more often than not. Just make sure that if you have a heater that is submersible (recommended) that it's placed horizontally rather than vertically. I've heard countless stories of fish spawning on heaters only to have the eggs fried.
5. There will likely be between 100-300 babies with 50-150 surviving. Don't forget that you'll want to cull the smaller/weaker ones so that the others can be healthier.
7. It is likely that the parents will eat the eggs, this is very common. Just hope for the best and if after a few tries the parents don't get it right you can try your hand at artificially rearing them.