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I have two angels that have layed eggs before but naturally always ended up eating them. Well this time was different. The female kept fanning the eggs and then 48 hours came! Here are some pics:


Well this morning I wake up to find that the eggs are gone from the driftwood so I figured that they got eaten. But then i looked to the right at the plant and she had taken the wrigglers and stuck them to the leaves!!!





This is the most amazing thing I have seen!!

Should I just let them run their course or take the wrigglers and raise them myself? I do have experience in raising angels but I was wondering if I could put a breeder net in the same tank and just put the babies in there?? ADVICE PLEASE!!
 

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any advice?
 

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well what will they do once the babies become free swimmers?
 

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well what will they do once the babies become free swimmers?
feed them of course..
The parents will take care of them till they get to the size of a dime i think.

People usually take the fries out so they can feed them easier. But you can leave them with the parents...
Feed them infusoria for the first week then baby brine shrimps or micro worms for a few weeks. And then you can start introducing commercial fish food.
 

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what the heck is infusoria? lol
 

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will good parents protect their eggs and wigglers from such threats as a red leopard cactus pleco? just, um, y'know... hypothetically...
haha hypothetically huh? lol I put a tank divider in the tank to seperate the other fish from the mom, dad and babies.
 

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maybe u can jus take some out, put into a breeder net in ur t ank, and leave the rest with the parents to se what happens,,,,u know JUST in case the parents want a little snack...
 

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A friend of mine, who is starting to breed angels, tried putting wigglers in a breeder net and it didn't work out so well for her. The parents tried to suck the fry through the netting and it ended up killing them.
 

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totally hijacking the thread...

I don't wanna hijack the thread but since the whole... angelfish breeding topic is currently also relevant to me, I figured I'd just start posting here... Would it be more beneficial for me to displace my betta harem out of my 30 gallon tank and maybe put my breeding angels in there? I duno what I'd do with the bettas, though... maybe give them away? But I'd feel so bad, I just know they'd go somewhere unpleasant... I know you're thinking that I should just get another tank or something but I really really don't have space right now. *dilemma!*
 

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A friend of mine, who is starting to breed angels, tried putting wigglers in a breeder net and it didn't work out so well for her. The parents tried to suck the fry through the netting and it ended up killing them.
well i could put the breeder net on the other side of the tank divider...but would the other fish on the other side of the tank mess with them? Ive got rainbows on the other side.
 

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also, once the "sticky" stuff on the wrigglers wears out, will the babies already be in free swimming mode?
 

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...but would the other fish on the other side of the tank mess with them?
Not sure Rach... but unless you REALLY have your heart set on raising out some angels, I would just give the parents a few tries on their own. So many angels are raised by airstones and human intervention that the "parenting" instinct of fanning and protecting the eggs has started to fade from many strains - so it's really nice to see good parents!
 

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ok well maybe ill try to let them do it. They are doing an amazing job. If a wriggler falls off the leaf, they try and try to stick it back and dont stop trying until they do. Im interested to see what they will do once they start swimming.
 

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Usually eggs take 48 hours to wiggle, then they wiggle for 5 days. On the 7th day after spawning they start to swim around. You should start to feed them either live BBS (hatched baby brine shrimp) or microworms the day after they swim. Most won't eat powdered fry food at first- if the food isn't moving they don't recognize it as food. They will also eat little creepy crawlies like planaria and copepods that live in the tank already.

And the first thing they'll probably do (the parents) when they start swimming is try to stick them back on the leaf.... its pretty funny to watch once all 100 start swimming...
 

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also, once the "sticky" stuff on the wrigglers wears out, will the babies already be in free swimming mode?

sorry this question got lost on the first page...
 
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