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Old 08-26-2011, 12:20 PM   #1
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Breeding Pair Angelfish - how long will they remain territorial ??

I have a 65 gallon tank with a breeding pair of angelfish.
They have since taken over a corner of the tank - chasing away fish that swim by.


My question is, how long does this territorial behaviour last?

After breeding, will the angelfish go back to their peaceful nature?
or will they forever remain territorial ?
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Old 08-27-2011, 08:43 PM   #2
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It really depends on the fish...They will breed again though and shall be just as territorial
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Old 08-27-2011, 08:45 PM   #3
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They will get more aggresive after laying the eggs. And they will keep laying eggs again and again. I only have bottom dwellers in with my angels
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They will get more aggresive after laying the eggs. And they will keep laying eggs again and again.
IME This is absolutely correct, and they will become dominant in the tank if they're not already. That's what mine did anyway.
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Old 08-28-2011, 03:21 AM   #5
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They will get more aggresive after laying the eggs. And they will keep laying eggs again and again. I only have bottom dwellers in with my angels
Be happy! Most stores (and even some wholesalers) will happily buy angel fry. Plus you get to watch real nature up close and personal.
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Mine were aggressive for 5 days prior to spawning then after until eggs were eaten, even though myself and them tried our best to protect them. Parents were dazed for a couple of days after eggs were gobbled and remained aggressive during that time but have now returned to normal.
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Old 08-28-2011, 02:07 PM   #7
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Mine ate their own eggs both times. Haha.
If they're new parents or the eggs aren't fertilized they'll eat them.
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Old 08-28-2011, 02:09 PM   #8
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Good luck if you ever get them to breed sucessful post pics, i love seeing the baby angels! They so tiny and cute! Lol
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Old 08-29-2011, 08:59 PM   #9
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I've breed a lot of angel, and these guys are absolutely right. They will keep at it every two weeks. You could separate them, sell them, or setup for breeding. Imho; as a pair they will be too aggressive for a community tank from now on.
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Old 08-29-2011, 10:45 PM   #10
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My tank just has bottom dwellers so they pretty much stay away from each other. Any mid to top dwellers would keep swimming in their territory and keep getting chased.
You can move the eggs to a seperate tank and raise them without the parents if u want a higher survival rate. Also you can pick off the white eggs with tiny tweezers to help the fungus not spread
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I've breed a lot of angel, and these guys are absolutely right. They will keep at it every two weeks. You could separate them, sell them, or setup for breeding. Imho; as a pair they will be too aggressive for a community tank from now on.
Mines are fine in the community, they are aggressive during spawning but only really chase and never really bite others. Had to remove my pearl gouramis as they were so stupid and didn't realise when the angels were spawning to stay away. They constantly swam into the spawning area. All others took the hint and stayed away. Stupid gouramis !
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I've breed a lot of angel, and these guys are absolutely right. They will keep at it every two weeks. You could separate them, sell them, or setup for breeding. Imho; as a pair they will be too aggressive for a community tank from now on.
hey - if you don't mind the expense of a 20H for the angels and a fry tank, often you can sell angels and offset your tank expenses. Some fish wholesalers even take them at times. Not as profitable as a breeding pair of discus or oscars, but not so bad either.
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hey - if you don't mind the expense of a 20H for the angels and a fry tank, often you can sell angels and offset your tank expenses. Some fish wholesalers even take them at times. Not as profitable as a breeding pair of discus or oscars, but not so bad either.
hey, at leat they arent convicts!!!!! lol
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