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Old 02-15-2011, 09:16 AM   #1
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Angel fish ..... Breeding

2 weeks ago my Angels fry hatched and all seemed ok. There were about 60 fry. They have been free swimming for a while now, but today I have 2 fry left. 2 main questions are on my mind ...... besides the obvious one .... where are the rest ??

1. Do Angels cannibalize their own fry after a time ? and if so, when is best to separate the parents from the fry ?

2. Do Apple snails eat fish fry ? I know they eat the eggs ( I took my snails out before the eggs were laid but added them back when the fry were free swimming for about a week )

3. Side issue .... I doubt Ottocinclus eat fry, but is it possible that young Bronze Corys would eat the young ?

The parents are fed normal flakes 3 times a day and I feed the fry a mixture of Spirulina, Artemia and fish food for egg layers by Tetramin 3 - 4 times a day.

Any help would be useful .... this was my first hatch of Angels ... so experience is short on my part ..... Thank you.
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Old 02-15-2011, 02:45 PM   #2
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My guess would be the angels are eating the young. I would let the parents try a couple more times as they might get better parenting skills. If nothing changes after a few batches then I would just separate the parents from the eggs. Some people will use tumblers but I think you would be fine without.
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Corys do a good job of finding food, it could be them, but more likely the Angels decided to eat them.
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