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Post  COCOBIRD on Tue May 07, 2013 10:18 pm

So exactly 2 days after I took the spawning pair to Bill, another pair of angels have taken up the spawning spot and are chasing everyone to the opposite side of the tank. If this is the way it's going to be, I'm going to go and pick up my other pair of angels and maybe add a few?

I heard that if there are more angels in there that there's less chance of them trying to spawn all the time.

Is that true?

Bill - are those angels still there?
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Post  Doxiemom on Wed May 08, 2013 8:24 am

Many people struggle to get a pair of Angels to spawn! LOL Obviously, you have a knack for creating the right conditions for them!! Smile
There is no SURE way (that I know of) to keep them from spawning unless you only keep one sex. It is possible even then, to have false spawns if you have all females. Not likely...but possible.
If you put another spawning pair back into the tank.....you will have TWO pairs fighting for a site to lay eggs.

*If you choose to keep a pair.....i have used a clear plexiglass divider to separate the pair from the other fish while they spawn. At very least...you would create a food source for your Leaf fish.
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Post  COCOBIRD on Wed May 08, 2013 11:37 am

They haven't actually spawned yet. The HOB intake is still at Bill's. They're in the stage of viciously cleaning the plant of choice.

I'm considering rehoming all of them and getting a huge purple flowerhorn to put in that 75 gal.

Although I'd have to craft a lid first.

Doxy, are you interested in any breeding pairs?
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Post  COCOBIRD on Thu May 09, 2013 1:09 am

They already spawned tonight.

This is nutz!!!
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Re: Need More Angel Advice

Post  williemcd on Thu May 09, 2013 1:15 am

CCB.. turn off those porn vids!

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Re: Need More Angel Advice

Post  COCOBIRD on Thu May 09, 2013 1:19 am

bill
how's that yellow pair doing?
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Post  Doxiemom on Thu May 09, 2013 7:07 am

LOL!! Like I said....some people have a "knack" for this! Maybe you should get some more tanks and answer the calling! hahahaha
Just leave them be and once the fry free swim...take them out with a turkey baster and use them as a food source unless you decide to grow them out.
I am in the process of moving so I am not taking on any breeders right now but thank you for asking!!
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Post  COCOBIRD on Thu May 09, 2013 9:30 am

too bad!I will leave them alone, but here's another question.

its my wc night tonight. can I safely do it?

also, the eggs look more yellowish than the other couples.
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Post  Doxiemom on Thu May 09, 2013 11:17 pm

You can WC but you'll stress the pair. They may eat the eggs.
It IS normal for different fish to have different shades of eggs.
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Post  COCOBIRD on Thu May 16, 2013 8:30 am

Well the fry have started to take off from their leaf this morning. The parents are having a heart attack.

I turned off the HOB near the leaf. Otherwise, I'm not sure what else to do at this point. I could put them all in my guppy tank?

There are sooooo many!
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Post  Doxiemom on Thu May 16, 2013 8:47 am

COCO....what are your intentions with the fry? If you don't want to rear them, then nature will take over...so just leave them. IF you do want to rear them out...they need about 2-3 gallons for the next stage in growth...and some BBS or Microworms.
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Post  COCOBIRD on Thu May 16, 2013 8:55 am

I feel a little guilty, but no, I don't want to rear them.
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Post  Doxiemom on Thu May 16, 2013 10:03 pm

Awww....don't feel guilty! It IS very time consuming to rear out a brood of Angels to selling size if you don't have the proper setup. Just leave them be and nature will decide what happens. You will have them spawning every 2-3 weeks for a long time!!
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Re: Need More Angel Advice

Post  COCOBIRD on Fri May 17, 2013 10:42 am

Here's the happy couple.

What happened to my dad's gill cover anyway???



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Post  Doxiemom on Fri May 17, 2013 11:20 pm

Looks like a shortened gill plate. That happens at birth.
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Re: Need More Angel Advice

Post  neogeo20041 on Sat May 18, 2013 12:55 am

gratz Smile
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Re: Need More Angel Advice

Post  COCOBIRD on Tue May 28, 2013 12:21 am

Thanks Doxie. I was wondering what the hell that was. Odd being able to see his gill in there so clearly, but he doesn't seem sick or 'off' so que sara sara.

Anyway -- now that I have the yellow pair back in the tank, they have spawned again (wrigglers already) on the HOB intake and the other pair (pictured on this thread) have spawned on the canister intake, which is on the far side.

Sigh.

I sort of feel for the tetras and other angels caught in the crossfire. Seems even the cories are getting in on part of the action. Maybe I'll sit down with them tomorrow and have group counseling.
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Re: Need More Angel Advice

Post  Doxiemom on Thu May 30, 2013 7:58 am

OK COCO....I think it's time you put those little ladies on "the pill" LOL!! Laughing
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Re: Need More Angel Advice

Post  COCOBIRD on Thu May 30, 2013 12:18 pm

Interestingly, the yellow female chose another male. She seems to have ditched the yellow veil male for a regular yellow male. As soon as the fry started to free swim, they ate them all.

Now back to the other corner of the tank where the other pair's fry should start to free swim.
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Re: Need More Angel Advice

Post  IRAligon on Thu May 30, 2013 12:31 pm

If you don't want them to spawn .Don't feed them as much and lower the tempto 74

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Re: Need More Angel Advice

Post  COCOBIRD on Thu May 30, 2013 12:38 pm

Good Advice, thanks. It was 84 degrees in the house when I got home yesterday. Maybe when I put in the ACs I'll be able to keep the temp that low in the tanks.
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