Angel Fish Pairing?? or Fighting???

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I have 2 angelfish who are pecking at each other and have now started to lock lips for 5-10sec at a time. Is this the pairing behavior or are they fighting??? if paring how long does it last before they are nice to each other??
 

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Bump.. Id also like to know the answer to this. Is it the same process as discus?
 

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Sorry I missed this post so long This is breeding behaviour. They are kind of saying are you man/woman enough to be a parent to my fry They will also start cleaning plant leaves to lay eggs on and by now you probably have eggs skippi.
How are things going?
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No eggs yet I have been watching them for evidence of the breeding tubes and have never seen them. They are current still living in my 55 gal with all my other fish. Should I remove them to my 20gal?? If so what do they need in there, it is all cycled with a airstone and gravel, filter, No plants. I really want to breed angels so I hope you all can help me. I have had really good luck with my guppies and platy, so I now feel am ready for the angels. I can't wait I love them all so much.. Can you please help me??
 

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You can move them to the 20G, give them some broad leaf plants(swords are good) or flat rocks. The filter intake needs a sponge put over it so as not to suck the fry in. feed them a good feeding of frozen blood worms, do a significant water change and that should give them the idea. After they spawn you can move them(teh adults) back to the original tank or leave them in the 20G for a couple of days. If you leave them you take the chance the eggs or fry will be eaten but there is absolutely nothing like watching angels with their fry. I have done it successfully both ways.
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Thanks I will try that in the morning. Will let you know how it goes
 

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