Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Community Forum > Member Introductions

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 01-03-2015, 09:36 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Newbie
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 1
Angelfish breeding

I am new member.
This is my first posting.
I am having problems with hatching angelfish eggs. I have a breeding pair, the female an ordinary striped variety, the male a beautiful gold colored mutant. The first spawning abou two months ago pruduced may be 200 eggs of which about 40 hatched in water with a bit of methylane blue added. These are now doing fine. The second spawing I added a bit more methylane blue thinking that this way I could improve the hatching statistics. The eggs all died. The third spawning I did not add anything to the water in which the spawning took place. The eggs all died. Any suggestion?
Happy New Year To All, Bukintoro from Budapest.

Bukintoro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2015, 09:40 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
Brookster123's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Mass
Posts: 16,705
Search out andy sagars, wigglers thread. There is a specific way to hatch out eggs involving methylene blue and an airstone..

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Aquarium Advice mobile app

I'm not really here... fell in the tank and my phone is just that smart
Brookster123 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2015, 10:40 AM   #3
AA Team Emeritus
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Whitby, Ont,Canada
Posts: 2,753
If you aren't getting more than 40 hatch from a spawn of 200, the eggs aren't being fertilized. I use enough Methylene blue that it is difficult to see the eggs, so that is not likely your problem.
Condition of the parents could be a factor (this is important), as could the substrate they are laying on. As an example a friend of mine was getting a poor hatch rate. He watched the male follow the female and deposit the sperm far from the eggs she just laid. His solution was to narrow the slate he was using and that helped.
A high flow rate in the tank could be a factor as well.
Join a fish club. Don't have one in your area? Start one.
BillD is offline   Reply With Quote

angel, angelfish, breed, breeding, fish

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Angelfish Aids/Angelfish Plague AngelFishGirl Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 3 09-13-2013 08:13 AM
To Add Angelfish, Or Not To Add Angelfish, That Is The Question! Lt. Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 5 12-27-2012 08:41 PM
Angelfish Angelfish Angelfish sango Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 10 05-03-2005 02:16 PM
Breeding angelfish emmi Freshwater & Brackish - Breeding 3 10-03-2003 02:39 PM
old angelfish new angelfish justDIY Cichlid Discussion 2 07-28-2003 11:33 PM

» Photo Contest Winners

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:17 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.