02-22-2008, 04:42 AM #1
HELP ASAP!!!! Spawning right now!
i have two koi angel fish one of which is currently laying eggs the other of which i cant tell is male or female is coming in and eating the eggs the one laying the eggs chases the other away there are no other angels in the tank i am assuming the other angel is a female as well since its eating the eggs and not fertilizing am i correct in this assumption? if so why is the other fish laying eggs if it dose not have a partner to fertilize? is this normal? here are some current photos the one on the right with the red eye is the cannibal.
Last edited by minichnk; 02-22-2008 at 05:28 AM.
02-22-2008, 04:55 AM #2
i read on a less than helpful site that sometimes, though its unknown why, that two females will spawn, eventhough there is no male to fertilize... perhaps this is what is going on with yours... hope it helps somewhat... :/~~Misty~~
02-22-2008, 04:58 AM #3Originally Posted by shalafi04
thanks i really hope thats not the case and maybe the boy is just inexperienced
02-22-2008, 05:57 AM #4
good luck! is all i can say.90 gal planted community tank
6 Matae Corys, 7 Rabauti Corys, 6 Skunk Corys, 3 Pepper Corys, Veiltail Angel, 4 Otos, Sailfin Pleco, 1 Neon, 7 Serpae Tetras
02-22-2008, 06:13 AM #5
on a separate post i read that fish that were not raised by their parents will eat their spawn. this could be what's going on if your other angel is a male.
best to get a breeding net.10g- planted freshwater
10 gallon freshwater, planted tank
1 Redigobius balteatus (rhinohorn goby), 2 Trichopsis pumila (sparkling gourami), 5 mircorasbora erythromicron (emerald dwarf rasbora), 1 Celestichthys margaritatus (celestial pearl danio), 1 Dermogenys pusilla (wrestling halfbeak), 6 amano shrimp
lots o malayn needle point snails
02-22-2008, 08:26 AM #6
hailey i can tell you the angel to the front of pic 2 is female but to be able to
take photos with them side on and i can sex all your angels for you the one to the back of pic 2 looks like a male but i really cant tell from the way the angel is facing
02-22-2008, 08:56 AM #7
Goodluck, I hope their male and female!!!
02-22-2008, 08:59 AM #8
Speaking from a completely smartiepants point of view, you should dim the lights and put on some Barry White.
02-22-2008, 03:20 PM #9
so last night i watched the female lay her eggs for a good 2 hours the "male" was kept away the entire time. it did sneak in and eat a few of the eggs but was swiftly scared off by the female. this morning most of the eggs are a clear yellowish color with some obviously white ones.....here are some more photos..
02-22-2008, 03:21 PM #10Originally Posted by Bobo the Clown Loachangelcakes (penny)
"The big fish eats the small one."
-- Sephardic saying