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Angels Not Eating Their Eggs!

Discussion in 'Fish for Planted Tanks' started by rcalzadilla, Jan 4, 2008.

  1. rcalzadilla

    rcalzadilla Prolific Poster

    Oct 17, 2007
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    Have a 125gal planted tank. A pair of angelfish have laid a bunch of eggs (may 300 ?) and have not eaten them!
    The parent pair have aggressively kept away all other tank residents.
    Now there are about 30-50 eggs left with little wiggling tails, eyes a little sacks.
    That not the end of it. Now this last bunch has been transferred, by taking them in their mouth and sticking them to a Vallisneria leaf!

    Since the eggs developed tails they were constantly falling off the glass-cleaning- magnet, where they were first laid, and quickly the father (or mother) takes each in their mouth and spits it back unto the surface. Sometimes repeating this until they stick .
    At first I thought they were eating them.

    I guess they are going to die for lack of something to feed on.

    Anybody with similar?
  2. Gerryd

    Gerryd Plant Guru Team
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    Sep 23, 2007
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    It is normal behaviour for the parents to move their young from place to place until they are free swimming. They will then guard the young for a period of time.

    You need to raise some baby brine shrimp or something as a first food or they will indeed starve.

    Parents may be more likely to eat after they become free swimming.

    You may want to transfer them to a separate tank with no parents or other fish to raise them.

    Many sources for angel breeding out there.....Young will grow fast........

    Library or book store, or the web is a good place to start.

    Congrats and good luck.

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