Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
First Time Breeding Angels - 8 Weeks!
I procured a proven breeding female angel a few weeks ago that I added to my five bachelors in my main tank last night. Well after a lot of lip locking and bickering, my large silver has already paired with her. Her breeding tube is fully extended, theyíve taken over the entire tank. All 120 gallons.
While I am doubtful they will spawn successfully, despite her good track record (spawned two days after arriving at the LFS), I would really like to take a shot at this for fun and to learn too. The LFS and their sister stores are also deeply interested in buying spawns since a lot of the local breeders of angels have stopped breeding. I have a few tanks I can utilize and I am picking up some sponge filters too since I only have HOBs.
What is the best setup to go with, both in regards to spawning tanks and grow out tanks?
The LFS where I got her from - the guy who helped me told me once the female starts cleaning off a surface in the DT to transfer them to a separate tank a 20 high is enough. He gave me a lot of other good information as well, but I am wondering more about setting up the tanks. I have a 20 high I use as a QT tank that I can easily set up for this purpose since the DT tank is now stocked. Is there anything I should add to the tank? I have pieces of slate, lava rock, petrified wood, etc. Or do I leave it empty? Bare bottom? Should this tank be switched to a sponge filter?
For grow outs (I have one of her fry from the store in this tank actually) would a 10 gallon suffice? I have this tank sitting in a window to grow algae, it is bare bottom with a handful of plant trimmings since Iíve been feeding this guy very heavily with daily WCs and appreciate the ease of a BB tank for this. I plan on switching the HOB to a sponge filter.
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Thanks in advance for any help!
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