View Full Version : Eggs! OMG!
10-09-2008, 07:47 AM
I walked past my tank yesterday and 2 of my Angels were glaring at the glass as I walked past the filter. I looked at the filter to find many tiny eggs!!!
My Angels have only spawned once and we didnt realise there were eggs until we were cleaning the filter, after a day or too the eggs turned white and the parents devoured them.
The parents are so protective! Thankfully the tetras mostly hang about the left-side of the tank, so they are not being hassled, and the sharks and the other 2 Angels keep away from the eggs. Whenever I walkpast the tank the largest of the pair darts at the glass. I think shes the mum - I don't know why, I just do ^_^
Anyway, today I counted 10 or so eggs had turned white - what does this mean? Are they alright? Should I do anything? Is their anything i can do to help these eggs thrive? Any help very appreciated!!
10-09-2008, 08:22 AM
Welcome to the breeding Angel club... watch your little cuties turn into monsters during this time :hmm3grin2orange:
The eggs that have turned white are unfertilized and one of the parents will remove them during their egg cleaning sessions.
10-09-2008, 08:46 AM
How long will they be eggs?
Wat do i feed them after they become fry?
10-09-2008, 09:04 AM
congrats on eggs:19:
10-09-2008, 09:27 AM
The Eggs will hatch in about 3-4 days (usually the angelfish will move the brood right before they hatch) they will be born with big eggsacks to feed on...during this stage the parents will move them around several times to keep the other fish confused LOL
You don't need to feed the babies until they are free swimming which is about 4-5 days after hatching. You can feed Baby Brine Shrimp, specialized fry fishy food and if you are really stuck crush some flakes into dust and feed :11:
10-09-2008, 09:54 AM
Congrats on the eggs....cool :19: :19:
10-09-2008, 11:50 AM
Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is really fun to watch the eggs turn into fish, and the fish grow! I feed Hikari First Bites, the babies really like it! (So does my pleco LOL) Good luck, post pics if ya can!!
10-09-2008, 09:18 PM
More the half the eggs have turned white :'''(
10-09-2008, 09:24 PM
Awww, that's too bad. Are you sure you have a male and a female...
10-09-2008, 09:43 PM
Good luck with them Demi!
10-09-2008, 09:50 PM
Way to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:19:
I hope all goes well :c3:
10-10-2008, 06:43 AM
Kk, well I exaggerated this morning, I put: More then half the eggs are white, but alas, i counted this arvo and saw much different!
Only 28 eggs are infertile and all the rest look clear :)
I am sooo excited!
10-10-2008, 07:16 AM
Umm, I just notice some dangling things hagning of 1 or 2 eggs and soem of the infertile eggs look... fuzzy?
Will i notice when they hatch?
10-10-2008, 09:48 PM
During the night the white eggs had been eaten by the parents and now all the 'clear' eggs have a tail or something sticking out of them and they are wiggling like crazy!
A few have fallen of the filter... are they going to survive with a few cories bulldozing the gravel???
Are they supposed to fall off the filter as wigglers???
Or should the stay on??
Do I need to do anything at this stage??
10-10-2008, 10:41 PM
Firstly don't panic! :)
I would just let the parents get on with it. The parents will most likely move the wrigglers to a safer and flatter place.
10-11-2008, 12:43 AM
But how would they move them - I don't understand. They seem to be swimming in front of the filter with only the tail-thing sticking out, it looks so odd to me!
10-11-2008, 12:56 AM
They would probably move them in their mouth! All you can really do is sit and watch and let nature take its course.
Do you have another tank?
10-11-2008, 04:37 AM
No and I have only counted 10-20 wigglers - they kept falling off the filter, so the parents would be run ragged, scooping them up and 'spiting' them back onto the filter *trying* to put them back.
I imagine some must be in the filter, others floating around the tank.
But this is only the 2nd spawning ever - so I'll just let nature do its job :-) The parents just seem so protective and doting - I love watching them!
10-11-2008, 05:13 AM
It sounds like fun. I hope you get a few out of it!:c3:
10-12-2008, 01:27 AM
Congrats on your 2nd spawn. Mine have too just spawned again. This time it looks like there are 2x as many as last time!
10-12-2008, 04:09 AM
Unfortunately all bubs have disappeard
The parents ran themselves ragged trying to help the wigglers stay on the filter, but alas, this morning I awoke to find none left
I'll be leaning a smooth rock against the tank in hope they chose it later on
10-12-2008, 02:30 PM
Try getting a piece of flat slate. I hear places like Home Depot or Lowes sells slate that you can cut into sizes you need. I think it's in the tile section. This was a tip from a member on another forum. I haven't checked my self as I haven't had much time to.
10-12-2008, 03:08 PM
Sorry to hear that it didn't work, this time!:11:
countryboys idea will work:19:
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