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PostSubject: Angel Fish eggs   Sun May 21, 2017 2:43 pm

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I have been trying for about 6 months to hatch angel fish eggs with no luck.. The parents seem to eat the eggs after 2 days and they usually turn white if I put them in a separate tank with a bubble filter. I read recently that you could put some hydrogen peroxide to help kill fungus(I cant find methane blue at the fish stores I go to). Do you guys have any advice or tricks to help me get some fry! Thanks Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Angel Fish eggs   Sun May 21, 2017 9:52 pm

Are you sure you have a pair? You might have two females. If they really are a M/F pair, then poor water quality or nutrition might be other reasons the eggs are not developing.
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PostSubject: Re: Angel Fish eggs   Mon May 22, 2017 8:26 pm

I am fairly sure that they are a mated pair. One lays the eggs and the other rides over the eggs after to fertilize. Yes poor water quality could be the problem.. Have you ever used methane blue? what are some ways I could improve my chances? Thanks in advance!

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PostSubject: Re: Angel Fish eggs   Tue May 23, 2017 7:27 am

What do they lay the eggs on? If it is removable, take them out and put them in a smaller tank. (5 gal is best). Make sure the tank is aerated well. methylene blue works well but despite what most have been told, including myself, it doesn't help a lot with eggs molding but does increase the oxygen intake of the eggs. If they are viable eggs they should become "wigglers" very quickly. I have raised Angels for years and it is very enjoyable. And once you get the process down you will have more Angels then you know what to do with.
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PostSubject: Re: Angel Fish eggs   Tue May 23, 2017 8:27 pm

They have been laying them on a plant leaf. Within three days they always turn white. This time when I removed them and added hydrogen peroxide they looked amber the 2nd day and then got moldy on the third day.. I am pretty frustrated.. I have tried at least 10 times to save the eggs. How can I fight them getting moldy? I use a bubbler but dont understand what the placement should be.

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PostSubject: Re: Angel Fish eggs   Wed May 24, 2017 9:11 am

Not saying this is "the way it has to be done" but what I do is if they lay on a leaf I attach a small clip for weight on one end and put the air stone directly under the leaf in a 5 gal tank. This protects the eggs and provides the maximum water movement. I have a light on the tank and a small heater at 75 degrees. It is preset and cannot be changed. I add methylene blue and do a partial water change every few days until they are free swimmers. If the eggs are viable they will hatch. I have also used cherry shrimp with the eggs and they help, in my opinion, with controlling the mold. I have raised Angels for years and only stopped because I had issues rehoming all the young.
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