. I bought a proven pair of angelfish from a friend.
Eggs have been laid on a long slate, had to remove the male as they were fighting and one was going to be injured so moved the male to another tank.
This is a 30 gal. high the pair are in, now the female is taking good care of the eggs. The eggs should hatch the next day, but she ate them.
I think we bothered her as we were looking at the eggs and hubby even turned the overhead light on at night to see if they had hatched and after that the eggs were no more.
I'm going to let her try again and cover the tank with a black cloth and have hooked up a sponge filter and will turn off the 400 emperor if eggs are laid again and just let the sponge run.
Sorry for rambling but have raised and sold baby angels before so know how to hatch them out myself. I can't find any methylene blue except in 4oz. I used to buy it in 16 oz.
Does anyone know where I can get a larger size? Any suggestions about the pair fighting or eating of eggs will be appreciated.
Dry goes further.
Pure Methylene Blue Powder
25 grams $8.25, 50 grams $14.50
Any store that stocks Kordon products can order the liquid for you, but most only have the 4 oz. bottle available to them because that is what their wholesaler stocks. If the wholesalers don't have it, the store can't get it.
A 4oz bottle will treat a lot of water for one pair of angels.
Here is one listing from Amazon.
Generic Methylene Blue Stain - 250 ml $24.99
Agreed. a little meth blue goes a long way.
As for breeding, angels will eat their eggs sometimes. It often takes them a few tries to get it right.
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Buying online for all your fish products will save you money. I no longer buy anything for my fish from the stores anymore unless I have to. I can't afford to support that middle man and the prices are jacked up so much in the stores it's nuts.
PetSmart, for instance, charges more for 4 oz of Prime than Pet Solutions charge for 8 oz.
You are right about not buying from LFS's if at all possible. I have a wholesale account with a large pet store so I always buy online from them mostly. They are the ones that only had methylene blue in 4oz containers.
I know you don't need much so guess will just have to get a couple of them as thanks to you guys I now know that 4oz. is all that's available anymore.
Use hydrogen peroxide 3% solution.
Take a 2.5 gallon tank, clean it well in warm water from the tap. Put in tap water, let it sit for 24 hours. Use a clean section of air hose, new each time.
Put in 10 to 20 ML of HP. Just short of the small bottles cap ful for a 2.5gallon. Aerate for 30 minutes. Put in the pulled spawn, it does not matter if they come out of water for a few minutes. Pull them as soon as spawning has stopped.
After 12 hours you may add one more cap ful of HP. Then add no more.
When the fry start to hatch place a cycled mini sponge into the tank, do a 20% minimum water change with clean aged tempered tap water each day. Do not feed until 24 hours after free swim.
Note: Artificially hatched spawns tend not to parent raise.
No more blue silicone. Yay!
I don't really need your answer. But please consider your comments.
If you all quit purchasing from your local fish shops, where are you planning to purchase your fish when they go away? The chains already chased out the locally owned shops.