Angelfish Eggs - Omg... What???

scoobydoozy

Member
Omg what is going on? I don’t think they’ll survive with my oscars and Plecos... but how is it laying eggs without a male...
 

Jenoli42

Member
hmmm...when did you get it?
 

SFGiantsGuy

Member
Uh-oh...Plecos AND Oscars...geez...dunno...tough gamble...yeah, when did you get it?
 

Fishywife

Member
If shes laying eggs without a Male, they will be infertile anyway...
 

Mom2some

Member
A male angelfish is necessary to fertilize the eggs After they are laid (unlike livebearers), so these eggs will be infertile. My angelfish did the same thing. We removed the eggs because she was being such a bully to her tank mates to protect them, but in our tank she is the biggest thing.
 

Mcasella

Member
I had a female lay every two weeks by herself, it is not unusual for a female to lay by itself.
 

DuaneV

Member
Like Mcasella says, its actually pretty normal for some females to lay eggs on their own (hen chickens do it all the time). You'll just have infertile eggs, so its just some free food for everyone else.
 

mattgirl

Member
She really does need to release the eggs so this is a good thing. As others have said they won't be viable eggs because there is no male to fertilize them but if she didn't release them they would just keep building up inside her. Some may be reabsorbed but maybe not all of them.

Eventually she could become egg bound and most likely die. That actually happened to one of my female zebra danios I have no idea as to why she held on to them since I also have males in there.
 

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