Wigglers!!!!

Discussion in 'Breeding Fish' started by Butterfly, Aug 30, 2005.

  1. Butterfly

    ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

    I have a pair of koi angels in the 75 G tank and once in a while they spawn but the eggs get eaten before I can get them out. the other night I noticed tehm defending a corner of the tank, and when I looked down into teh tank I saw wigglers lined up in a line about 3 inches long on the silicon of the corner. I sucked them out with a turkey baster and put them in a fry tank. the pics aren't great but I wanted to share.
     

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  2. GunnieWell Known MemberMember

    heheheheheheheh. Love is in the air..............
     
  3. OP
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    Butterfly

    ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

    The wigglers are free swimmers now ;D
    Carol
     




  4. Miss MouseWell Known MemberMember

    WOW are those baby fish??!!They're SOOO small!!
     
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    Butterfly

    ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

    yes those are fry hanging from the flower, and the black spots are eyes :D
    Carol
     




  6. Isabella

    IsabellaFishlore VIPMember

    Butterfly that is so cute! Now you're going to have many baby koi angels. And koi angels are so beautiful ... so you're going to have a lot of fun with the little ones. How many do you think are there? What are you going to do with all of them when they grow up? Are you going to keep at least some?
     
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    Butterfly

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    Isabella I have more Koi angel wigglers as of yesterday and I noticed when I got in from work the black lace pair had spawned. Yes I always keep some, thats how I wind up with too many angels ;D But I loce my little beggers.
    Carol
     
  8. Miss MouseWell Known MemberMember

    I got some more today!! I got 4 little platys - lucky I saw your photo to know what to look for cos the other platy that was born on thursday was just like a mini platy whereas the newer ones are MUCH smaller and far less developed. I wonder why the other one was so well developed already?? Amazing what nature does... ::)
     
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    Butterfly

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    isn't it amazing!! Since Platys are livebearers you get to see them swim immediately after birth. The fry in the pictures were first angelfish eggs and after three days they hatch and are wigglers.then three days later they were swimming around. Its really so cool. Have three batches of Angel fish eggs right now, koi & marble,Koi and sunset blusher and black lace.
    Carol
     

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  10. chickadee

    chickadeeFishlore VIPMember

    THIS IS SO CUTE! I have never seen fry before and I think the pix are really good. How fast they grow up! ;)
     
  11. Isabella

    IsabellaFishlore VIPMember

    LOL that's so adorable! How many eggs are there? Do all of them survive? How many angels will you have from these eggs?
     
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    Butterfly

    ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

    Thats daddy guarding the eggs(He's one of my babies and is about 18 months old) and he wasn't happy that I was even at that end of the tank ;D Can you tell? LOL there are probably 70 - 100 eggs there. There's always a few that don't hatch or get eaten. I usually average about 25- 50 fry. I think everybody in town has some of my angels all they have to do is say "awww" and they go home with some :D will try to take pics after they hatch.
    Carol
     
  13. Isabella

    IsabellaFishlore VIPMember

    HAHA that's cool :) If I lived in your town, you'd HAVE TO give me an angel like this! LOL :)
     
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    Butterfly

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    yep you'd be right there on my list ;)
    Carol
     
  15. Miss MouseWell Known MemberMember

    Wow thats a lot of eggs! You must be so proud to be able to breed such a beautiful fish :D That daddy does look very protective - wouldn't mess with him ;D
     
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    Butterfly

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    Miss Mouse I put my hand in the tank yesterday to clean (have to do frequent water changes and keep the tank VERY clean) and he attacked my hand :eek: They can hit pretty hard when they want to.
    Carol
     
  17. Miss MouseWell Known MemberMember

    Thats a sign of a good daddy :D Bit of a shock for you though :-\
     
  18. OP
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    Butterfly

    ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

    I have free swimmers. this is mom marble angel and babies. Can't see the babies real well but wanted to share anyway.
    Carol
     

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  19. JasonWell Known MemberMember

    Look great! you should start an Angel fish buisness. ;)
     
  20. Miss MouseWell Known MemberMember

    Wow that's such a pretty fish! We had one similar YEARs ago but he bit all the other fish we had so we gave him to a friend. :-[
     






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