Originally Posted by Candi1990
I have successfully bread my mollies, and I accidentally had jack dempsey fry that have successfully lived! Now i want to try my luck with my angel fish. I have had 3 of them for about 6 months. I have no idea if they are male or female... I think I need to buy a few more in hopes of getting a couple that will pair up. Is there a special way to breed them? They are in a 30 gal
tank now with an algae eater. Please tell me what I need to do to breed them. Thanks!
As stated above, there are a number of different ways that people breed these fish. I would argure Mr. McCoy's comment above that Gravel is a necessity for breeding. I strongly disagree. As a former commercial Angelfish breeder, bare tanks are a HUGE benefit for keeping the fry healthy. He is correct that clean water is a must
If you don't know how to sex the fish, you would be wise to put a number of them together and let them pair off themselves.( No more than 12 fish total if it's a 30 long.) I move the pairs into their own tanks for subsequent breeding. Communal breeding tends to have bad consequences as the pairs fight for breeding rights with the other fish in the tank. You don't want them breeding too young tho as the fry will be small and harder to care for. I have kept pairs, that have naturally paired off, apart for more growing time. When I reintroduced them at a later time, they stayed as pairs and bred.
As for breeding tanks, all my Angels were bred in a 10 gal
tank. (I've had up to 100 pairs of fish at a time that were each in 10 gals. so this is not too small for breeding.) All that should be in this tank is a sponge filter, heater, water, spawning site (I preferred slate but any long flat surface will do) thermometer and the pair of fish. Privacy will also be a big benefit.
I also offer you, PM me if you would like more info on breeding Angels.