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PostSubject: Needing Advice   Tue May 12, 2015 10:06 am

Hey Guys, my pinoy angel has laid eggs on my sword plant. I am not sure whether to leave with parents or not. I read many articles weighing both pros and cons, just wanted to get some more input. The mother a pinoy, and the father, a koi, are protecting their brood very well and have not made an attempt to eat them. They are in a community tank with 2 plecos, and a swordtail (female) and another koi angel. Any advice is greatly appreciated!
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PostSubject: Re: Needing Advice   Tue May 12, 2015 11:28 am

If you want these fry to survive, I would try to carefully move the other fish somewhere else, without scaring the parents too much. A divider may help in isolating the other fish while you catch them. It is doubtful they will survive in a community tank once they become free-swimming.
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PostSubject: Re: Needing Advice   Tue May 12, 2015 1:52 pm

Thanks, Gerald
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PostSubject: Re: Needing Advice   Tue May 12, 2015 10:57 pm

Chris, it is very likely that they will spawn again soon, if this spawn gets away from you. This is especially true if they are given some privacy. If you are interested in rearing a spawn, it is pretty easy and fun to do. In the mean time, enjoy the show... Laughing

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55 gal. Planted Community Show Tank
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30 gal. Bare Bottom Adult Angelfish Tank
20 gal. Bare Bottom Angelfish Breeder Tank
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PostSubject: Re: Needing Advice   Wed May 13, 2015 10:58 am

Thank you for the info JohnnyAMH!
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PostSubject: Re: Needing Advice   Wed May 13, 2015 10:45 pm

You are more than welcome Chris M. I didn't give much info but I do encourage you to enjoy observing your Angelfish breeding behavior. Plenty of hobbyist raise Angelfish spawns. Most folk have the best results hatching the eggs away from the parents in another tank. The basic equipment needed is a 10 gallon tank, sponge filter and a heater. Lights are optional. BBS is the best food and it's easy to hatch and feed... Smile

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55 gal. Planted Community Show Tank
(Swordtails, Neons, Kuhlii Loaches and Bristled Nose Plecos)
30 gal. Bare Bottom Adult Angelfish Tank
20 gal. Bare Bottom Angelfish Breeder Tank
10 gal. Bare Bottom  Angelfish Fry Tank
10 gal. Planted Show Tank
(Guppies and Bristled Nose Plecos)
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PostSubject: Re: Needing Advice   Fri May 22, 2015 2:36 pm

Well, removed first set of eggs to try and assist with them surviving, didn't work well, lost all of them . This time they have laid eggs again on a amazon sword, gonna leave with parents, have removed other fish from tank and see how this goes.
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PostSubject: Re: Needing Advice   Sat May 23, 2015 1:02 am

This is way too cool Chris... Cool
It has been my experience that it takes most Angelfish pairs and hobbyist a few tries to successfully hatch eggs into wigglers and free swimming fry. It’s an acquired skill and that’s where the fun starts. It could happen for you this spawn. No one can predict when it will happen. We can only increase the odds in our favor… Smile

Now that you have given your pair some privacy it’s likely that they will spawn routinely and become better at attending to the needs of their eggs. The hardest task for most hobbyist is to hatch eggs into wigglers because the eggs are highly susceptible to fungus. Most Angelfish pairs do a good job of hatching eggs into wigglers but do a poor job of getting wigglers to free swimming. Most hobbyists do a good job getting wigglers to free swimming in a tank away from the parents.

My most important suggestion is to enjoy watching to see how this goes... Smile

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55 gal. Planted Community Show Tank
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30 gal. Bare Bottom Adult Angelfish Tank
20 gal. Bare Bottom Angelfish Breeder Tank
10 gal. Bare Bottom  Angelfish Fry Tank
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