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Lucky Rescue May 23rd, 2004 10:18 AM

On the subject of fish...
 
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.:)
[IMG]http://pic10.picturetrail.com/VOL320/1047157/2094399/54463639.jpg[/IMG]

wAggie May 23rd, 2004 08:13 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 09:42 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 01:31 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 07:44 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 09:34 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 10:32 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 04:11 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 09:44 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


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