Angelfish Breeding Pictures :o)

Isabella

Hello everyone

It turns out I've selected a male and female (again) from a group of 11 Angelfish (that I've raised myself a while ago). I know that "theoretically" it's impossible to tell males from females until they breed, but I have unmistakably selected a male and a female.

These are the characteristics by which I recognize males from females:
(1) Females have rounder bodies; males have their heads more "pointed" and may have a "bump" on their heads too (the "head" is technically called "crown")
(2) Males have longer ventral fins than females
(3) The top and bottom rays of the caudal fin are longer in males than in females

All of these characteristics are present in my 2 mated Angelfish pairs (one pair is in a 30 gallon tank, and another in a 75 gallon tank).

Anyway, the pair (which I have raised from babies, along with the other 9 babies now given away) has laid eggs yesterday evening on my filter tube. Seeing this, I quickly grabbed my camera and shot some pictures. So far, they haven't eaten the eggs and are constantly fanning them, ;D Though they may still eat them, so I am not getting my hopes high. Even if they didn't eat them, this is not a breeder tank and it has no sponge filter OK ... so here are some pictures from the whole breeding business of yesterday evening, lol. You can also see their breeding tubes here.

The eggs:

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Spawning activities:

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Female's breeding tube:

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Male's breeding tube:

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Female:

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Male:

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Tom

Cool, thanks.
Tom
 

Allie

AWESOME!! Love the pictures.
Oh my angels laid eggs last night...too bad it's 2 females again. :
 

Isabella

Oh my angels laid eggs last night...too bad it's 2 females again. :

LOL !!! ;D
 

Sabi

Woooow! Isabella, you are so lucky!
Thanks for posting the pix!
 

armadillo

Isabella, I simply love that you have a new camera!!!
 

Isabella

Isabella, I simply love that you have a new camera!!!

LOL, well, it's certainly very "handy" in the fish hobby
 

sgould

Great pics!

How old are these angels?
 

Isabella

Sgould, they're over one year Also ... they're siblings lol. So if they ever raise their babies, they'll be infertile. Though as for this particular batch of eggs ... well, their fate was sealed > All gone by now :-[
 

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