Angelfish Spawning

Discussion in 'Angelfish' started by honker99, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. honker99Valued MemberMember

    After doing some yard work this morning and coming in for lunch I notice my angel pair laying eggs on a anubias leaf. The female lays the eggs and the big marble male has been fertilizing them. So far they are very good about not eating any of the eggs. This is their first spawn and I am surprised about how well they are doing thus far. It is time for a water change so do I wait now that they have spawned or do I go ahead and do the water change. I don`t want to dislodge the eggs or anything.
  2. catsma_97504Fishlore LegendMember

    I'd do the water change. Make sure the eggs stay submerged and don't get so close the parents stress.

    Good luck.
  3. OP

    honker99Valued MemberMember

    Ok thanks for the advice Dena. I will go ahead and do the water change. I am very surprised they have spawned as the tank they are in is a temporary tank. I had to put them in a 20g because we are planning on moving in the near future and I went ahead and tore down the 75g until we move. I was very surprised as they have only been in this tank for maybe 2 weeks.

  4. nippybetta

    nippybettaWell Known MemberMember

    Wow, pretty crazy. I hope your batch make it, but they probably won't :( Can we see pics of the parents?
  5. OP

    honker99Valued MemberMember

    I will try to get some pics posted tonight. They are being very attentive parents thus far. There are also 3 small emerald cories in this tank since the big tank was tore down.
  6. streetdog

    streetdogValued MemberMember

    Congo congo congo!!! Birthday party requested and pics too...
  7. OP

    honker99Valued MemberMember

    Well this morning it looks as if all the eggs have turned white. I know this isn`t normal so maybe they will have better luck next time. Sorry about the pics, hopefully i can get some up of the parents today.
  8. catsma_97504Fishlore LegendMember

    Was this their first spawn? It is not uncommon to lose the first few.

    Are you sure you have both sexes? For eggs to turn white so quickly is an indication that they were not fertilized.

    Better luck with the next round.
  9. OP

    honker99Valued MemberMember

    I am fairly certain that they are a pair. Not all eggs are white, there is still a few that are clear. The marble angel has been picking the white ones off the leaf but is very cautious as not to get the clear ones. They both have been fanning the leaf and have still been defending the area from the cories. Quite the sight.

    This is the male[​IMG] and this is the female[​IMG]

    How do you post pics from your computer to your post. Whatever I am doing isn`t working.
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 18, 2012
  10. catsma_97504Fishlore LegendMember

    The easiest way is to click the Go Advanced button under the textbox. Then scroll down to the bottom of the page where the Attach Files section is at. Click the Manage Attachments button, and use the browser window to navigate to your pictures.

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