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Old May 23rd, 2004, 10:18 AM
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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.
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Old May 23rd, 2004, 08:13 PM
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Angelfish were my absolute fave growing up

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

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Old May 23rd, 2004, 09:42 PM
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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.
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Old May 24th, 2004, 01:31 AM
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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?
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Old May 24th, 2004, 07:44 AM
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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
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Old May 25th, 2004, 09:34 AM
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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
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Old May 25th, 2004, 10:32 AM
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So if they eat all their eggs than how do we have more Angel fish. I know dumb question but just wondering?
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Old May 25th, 2004, 04:11 PM
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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.
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Old May 26th, 2004, 09:44 AM
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That is cool I can see where you would not want 100 more fish. That is alot of babies. Talk about needng a fish sitter that poor mommy!
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