Originally Posted by SusieQ44
I have had angelfish before and tried having babies. I never got to far. This time I'm starting over and I find 2 angelfish at a pet store and they looked like they were a pair since they were fighting off everyone else. I brought them home and sure enough workout even realizing it they had babies. I missed the eggs and everything. I have 4 or five wigglers that seem to be doing fine. I found them 1 week ago. However the new parents just laid some more eggs.
1)These are the things... I'm worried about. I do not have rocks on the bottom. I need to clean the poop out but I'm scared I will accidently get the fry
2) I'm worried the new parents will eat them when the new babies start swimming. I only have the one tank.
Can I put a divider in? ? Should I get another small tank. I have always wanted this problem but have given up before and sold my other tank's.
I do appreciate any advice you can give me! I don't have a lot of money. I just don't want to screw up this time. They laid the eggs today and only 5 or 6 were white. I know this means those were not fertilized. It looks like a total of 25 or 30.
Thank you again,
God bless you,
Success in raising multiple spawns in the same tank is not an easy thing to do unless you are dealing with a rather large and long tank where the old babies can get away from the parents when they spawn again. Whether that fits your situation is an unknown as every Angelfish can be different. Sometimes they will just eat their last spawn to protect their next spawn. So if you really want to have multiple spawns, you would be better served having multiple tanks.
One of the nice things about Angels is that they spawn frequently so if you miss a spawn or lose a spawn, there is usually another one within a couple of weeks to replace it. The fact that your spawn is only 25-30 eggs sounds like these are new young spawners so you should have many spawns to work with over time. Angels can produce as many as 800-100 eggs per spawn once they really get going.
I suggest before you go any further, you read through the following thread: http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...st-237956.html
This was an ongoing discussion by both hobbyist and pro Angelfish breeders and just about everything you need to know about breeding and raising these fish was discussed on the thread. It's a long one for a reason. There's a lot of information within it because there is a lot of information to know when breeding fish.
Hope this helps