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Old 01-11-2013, 10:20 AM   #1
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Angelfish

I have 1 angelfish and I'm looking to get a second 1 so I can start breeding them.

My question is how can I tell what sex of angelfish I have and how do the breed? Ie. are they live breeders or do they lay eggs.
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:38 AM   #2
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The only reliable way to sex them that I know of is to look at the breeding tubes when they are visible. You'd probably be better off getting a group of say 6 and waiting to see which form a pair and then rehome the others. The female will have a tube that (for want of a better description) resembles the eraser end of a pencil. The males tube will be smaller and pointed like the tip of a pencil. The female will lay eggs on a suitable site (slate, rock, large leaf etc) and the male will follow behind touching each egg with his tube to fertilise them.
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Where are these breeding tubes? Do you have any pictures so I can see the difference?
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Can't find any pics right now (am on my phone) if you search Internet you may find some but when you see them you'll see the difference. If you have a group in your tank once a pair become ready to breed all the angels tubes should become visible. They need to be a reasonable size before they become mature enough to breed. Am not certain but I believe it's around 8 months to a year old they start to become mature enough.
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Thanks for your help ill look into it, not sure how old mind is.
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:25 AM   #6
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i think they have to be atleast 8 months or older but i could be wrong. i have a couple breeding pairs but i bought a group of 8 juvinile fish and waited a while before they paired up you cant force fish to breed if you o nly buy 2 angelfish they may never pair up with eachother . how much experiance do you have with breeding fish ?
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