Discussion in 'Breeding Fish' started by cfgb78, May 22, 2018.
My angel fish are laying eggs on the filter intake right now, what should I do?
What are your circumstances? Would you have a large tank to grow out baby angelfish? If not, I would let nature take its course.
What size is the tank? What other fish are with them?
If this is their first time or they are in a tank with multiple angels, they will most likely eat the eggs.
I have a 10 gal tank
I want to keep some
They are in a 55 gal tank, there are 2 angels, 5 platys, 2 mollys, 1 guppy, 1 Otto
This is the 2nd time, none of the other eggs made it last time just wondering how I can get some to make it? They are the only two angels but there are 5 platys, 2 Molly's, 1 guppy and 1 Otto
What do you mean when you say none of the eggs made it? Were they eaten? Were they infertile?
If they are being eaten you can try leaving the light in 24/7. That's what I do whenever I have eggs in a community tank that I don't want eaten.
A 10g isn't a big enough grow out tank though...
They were not eaten, they were there for a few days I assume they were infertile and then eventually they disappeared after a few days
That's what I figured, think I should try to grow them in there for a week or two? and then keep a few and give the rest away. Or should I leave them in the 55gal? Do they have a chance in the 55? Last time both angels looked pretty protective of the eggs
They do not have a chance in the 55 considering what happened last time, if you are wanting to only grow out a few get a 20-29 gallon tank and select six-ten of the free swimmers or wigglers to raise. I would not put them back into the 55 until they are quarter in size, but you cannot be guaranteed that the parents won't hurt them when they spawn again, or just in general. You will not be able to keep them as long as you like without another tank because they will mature and try to pair up with the parents or each other.
Why do they keep eating/spitting the eggs out? half of them are wigglers now
If they are eating them and spitting them out, they are likely all wigglers not eggs. They don't do that with eggs.
Are they trying to move them to a different location? This is what they usually do once the eggs start hatching. Or if they aren't actually moving them, they could just be trying to keep them in a tighter bundle.
Yeah probably tighter bundle cause they put them in the same spot
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