Yay! Angelfish Eggs! Help!!!

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by jamie2201, Apr 18, 2017.

  1. jamie2201Valued MemberMember

    Just found these angelfish eggs on the side of my internal filter I need some help I don't know what to do I've turned off the filter (my cannister filter is leaking and can't be used) they are in a 4foot community tank do I take all the eggs out and put them into another tank on their own or do I take the parents with them or just mum/ just dad my LFS does NOT sell baby brine shrimp or eggs and I can't get them imported (stupid state laws) generally have no clue what to do and I would love for as many as possible to survive HELP

    Witch one is mum/dad both photos taken at same
    Time today
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  2. DacotaNew MemberMember

    Also angelfish look after there fry till they get bored with them.
    Hope that helped!
    Sorry if you just have to search the tab instead of just clicking it!

  3. jamie2201Valued MemberMember


  4. MikeRad89Well Known MemberMember

    Just let the parents do their thing. They're instinctively excellent parents. Even in a community tank you should have some fry survive.

  5. jamie2201Valued MemberMember

    How long do they usually lay for and how many fry should I expect? The circle of eggs is getting bigger and bigger
  6. MikeRad89Well Known MemberMember

    Females can lay hundreds of eggs. New parents are notoriously bad at fertizing and caring for the fry.

    It take time for them to learn

    If you have 10 fry survive to adulthood you're a winner.
  7. jamie2201Valued MemberMember

  8. McasellaFishlore VIPMember

    The gold is a female, by the tube on her belly. You may have two females the eggs will all turn white. If they have been fertilized they will have visible dots where the eyes are start to develop in the eggs a day before they start trying to hatch out.
    Both new pairs that I had where bad at parenting but good at fertilizing (the most recent one dad decided the eggs were caviar and I had to remove him, mom has never eaten her eggs and she laid by herself for several months before getting a mate she liked enough to let him fertilize the eggs).
  9. jamie2201Valued MemberMember

    unfortunately none of the eggs survived some how the heater got unplugged and when I woke the temp was down at 10C ( don't know if it's the reason they didn't survive)
  10. McasellaFishlore VIPMember

    Probably, though hardy at most times temp drops are murder (I have two surviving babies from an incident like that).
  11. jamie2201Valued MemberMember

    I wish I knew how it got unplugged this time I'm going to leave them to do what there going to do
  12. Austin88Valued MemberMember

    Sorry to hear about the eggs. It's odd but they both look female to me from the pictures. It's not the most likely explanation, but I guess it's a possibility.
  13. jamie2201Valued MemberMember

    I'm not sure what they are to be honest all the eggs were brown I was told that meant they were fertile but it's the very first time ive seen fish eggs ever so I wouldn't have a clue
  14. Austin88Valued MemberMember

    All my eggs appear brown to start, but turn white over the next two days until some hatch. Even the infertile eggs seem normal at first. The mere presence of the sperm doesn't change the immediate appearance.
  15. McasellaFishlore VIPMember

    They start turning white after 24 hours have passed, they continue turning white until the fertile eggs have hatched, the parents should remove these white eggs or remove the wigglers from them once they hatch.

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