Angelfish Breeding Question

Gundy1024

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Hello all,

I have a 40 gallon angelfish breeder tank with a mated pair of koi angelfish in it. They are currently caring for a small brood of about 50 wrigglers. This is only their second brood and I have some concerns.

How do I do a water change and clean this tank without the angelfish freaking out and eating all of their babies? I really want/need to clean it because the tank is looking rather dirty. I have a large sponge filter running but have turned off the HOB for fear of it sucking up the babies once they become free swimming.

Can you all give me some guidance on tank maintenance in this situation?
 
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OK, so I should not try to clean the algae off the glass for now then?
 

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The algae is actually very good for a rearing aquarium. While discus milk is going to be their main food source, the algae will grow microganisms that the fry might eat.
 
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How in the heck am I going to milk a Discus to feed my angelfish fry.
 

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Gundy1024 said:
How in the heck am I going to milk a Discus to feed my angelfish fry.
Sorry I laughed my butt off reading this comment. If you have an LFS around see if they have foam cylinders that go over the intake tubes, you can place that on your HOB intake and turn it on, and it will help keep the babies safe.
 
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