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On the subject of fish...

Lucky Rescue
May 23rd, 2004, 11:18 AM
These are my angelfish. Unlike Catt, I have no imagination and they remain nameless. :(
The female is on the right. If you look closely on the left,you will see eggs on the slate, and the male is cleaning them.:)
http://pic10.picturetrail.com/VOL320/1047157/2094399/54463639.jpg

wAggie
May 23rd, 2004, 09:13 PM
Angelfish were my absolute fave growing up :D

what do u mean when u say that the male is "cleaning" the eggs on the slate?

:confused:

Lucky Rescue
May 23rd, 2004, 10:42 PM
They take turns cleaning the eggs - taking any debris off them, and picking out any infertile eggs that have fungus on them. They also fan them to keep a flow of water going over them. After all this tender loving care, they then eat them.:(

wAggie
May 24th, 2004, 02:31 AM
damnnn, soooo in order for the babies to survive... u (in general) must remove the adults once u feel they have completed cleaning the eggs?

chico2
May 24th, 2004, 08:44 AM
Lucky,nice pic!! I too used to heve Angel-fish and they ate the Neon babies,so I had a little tank for the babies.Never noticed any Angel-fish eggs.All this fishtank talk make feel like getting more fish,I still have all the equipment,tanks etc....but maybe not,too much work and worry :p

Catt31
May 25th, 2004, 10:34 AM
Beautiful fish!!! I've always wanted a huge fish tank full of Angels!!! Some day!!! Tim is actually surprised I don't name the crickets before we feed them to the lizards!!! LOL I've also named the bird that keeps coming to our feeder - I know, I'm crazy...LOL

Princesss04
May 25th, 2004, 11:32 AM
So if they eat all their eggs than how do we have more Angel fish. I know dumb question but just wondering? :confused:

Lucky Rescue
May 25th, 2004, 05:11 PM
Princess, that is not a dumb question. Many creatures behave differently in the wild than they do in captivity. I'm sure wild angelfish do not eat their eggs. There are so many factors - temp. light, heat, food etc that will affect how they act.

I could very easily hatch the eggs by removing them from the tank and raising them artificially, but I have no interest in having another 100 angelfish.:p

Princesss04
May 26th, 2004, 10:44 AM
That is cool I can see where you would not want 100 more fish. That is alot of babies. :p Talk about needng a fish sitter that poor mommy! :D