Absolutely Baffled - Angel fish eggs?? 65 Gallon Tank

  1. m

    madhopper New Member Member

    Hi everyone,
    I have a 65 gallon, 2 dalmation mollies (got a little crazy with all the babies gave the males and babies to the fish store, all 24 of them), 2 dwarf graumies, 2 gold barbs, 5 red barbs, 1 sword tail, 1 clown loach, and 1 angelfish.

    I have 2 filters, 1 fluval and another that hangs on the back of the tank.
    I do a 10% water change every 3 days. Never had a problem with algae and the fish seem to be happy.
    What I am baffled about is I came home tonight and found about 500 eggs (no I didn't count them all...ha ....ha, I'm just saying there's alot.) on the tube of the filter that hangs on the back of the tank.
    I do not have a pair of angelfish is it safe to assume these are just unfertilized eggs!!!! I would also assume that it is a female that I have, she's being very territorial of the eggs, and she's also moving up the tube and when she knocks an egg off the tube she eats it which I would think would be normal behavior for an angel.

    I'm just baffled, is it normal for an angelfish to lay eggs without the male???
  2. Gouramiguy17

    Gouramiguy17 Well Known Member Member

    yes it is a normal behaviors for females to lay eggs then eat them.
  3. OP

    madhopper New Member Member

    thanks so much for the response....feel much better!:)