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Angelfish laid eggs- Will they survive?

Over the summer, i've been staying in california. A few days ago, i went back to my house in arizona for a day and i saw my angelfish lay eggs on my in-water UV sterilizer. I was reading a bit on breeding angelfish, and i found out that eggs usually hatch in 3-4 days. My question is-- will they survive?

They're in an 85 gallon aquarium, with only driftwood and a few freshwater plants, and some cardinal tetras. I'm not able to do anything to help them, as i am in California for another 9 days.

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Almost certainly not. The parents will likely eat their first several spawns. The cardinals might find the wigglers a tasty treat too.

You can, in the future, remove the eggs, and raise them yourself pretty easily. There's plenty of info on the web on it.
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Agreed, it usually take awhile for the parents to get the hang of it. I had two that would lay eggs regularly every few weeks, each time they would get further along until i finally had a small herd of them. The other fish in the tank always ended up eating them after they were swimming around on their own.
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Thanks for your replies.

I was hoping they would be able to survive, but i guess not. Oh well,
maybe another time. :P
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Don't worry, IME, once they start spawning, they will keep spawning, as long as the tank conditions are favorable.

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I hope so.

I was thinking about getting one or a few more angelfish from http://www.freshwaterangelfish.com/ , has anyone had any experience with this hatchery? Looks like they have some beautiful angelfish.
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