To my big surprise, I got a pair of Angels spawning. I´m surprised because this fish are only silver dollar size, I got them 4 months ago when they were less than quarter size and I wasn´t expecting them to mature sexually so soon. I thought it would take at least a year.
The female is small, less than silver dollar and the male a little over. The second even greater surprise is that these first timers laid a lot of eggs for the size of the female, and they are guarding and taking great care of them. All the angels I had spawned before in my life were lousy parents that ate their eggs or didn´t guard them at all. I guess the planted tank has made a difference. Of course they spawned in an amazon sword which makes it very natural
I don´t care about raising the fry, but these 2 look like they are going to do their best to raise them. They claimed 1/3 of my 100 gal tank already.
My only concern is: Do you think they female will continue growing after spawning? I read somewhere that cichlids stop growing once they beginning spawning. Hope not