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Setting up a Angelfish Fry Tank. !Lots Of Pictures Warning!
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Agent Zero

Joined: 08 Mar 2007
Location: Earth

PostPosted: 2007.04.29(Sun)15:46    Post subject: Setting up a Angelfish Fry Tank. !Lots Of Pictures Warning! Reply with quote

My first journal, and my first fry tank... or raising fry... So I will be needing help.
Where to start... oh yes..
The angelfish in my class are becoming aggressive and have started mating regularly. I am planning to set up a fry / egg tank for the little well fry / eggs.


-14 gallon tank I dug up-

-One Tetra Whisper 10 In Tank Filter-

-One Hagen Aquaclear 10 Powerhead-

-One Breeding Pair Of Angelfish-

And An idea....

OK I'm ready for the set-up on Monday.
I plan to use much of the water from the parents tank so that it will be easier on the eggs.

Will my idea work, is the setup correct?
How far away from the powerhead should the eggs be?
When they hatch should I turn off the powerhead?
Should turn off the filter when they hatch?
Should I put a heater in with them?
Do you acclimate eggs?
If so how do I go about doing that?
Any suggestions for me when setting up this tank?
Oh, and how do I get the eggs out without dad and mom tearing my fingers off?

April 29th 2007
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Jason L

Joined: 18 Feb 2007
Location: Ontario, Canada

PostPosted: 2007.04.30(Mon)22:08    Post subject: Reply with quote

My only real concern would be with the filtration and powerheads. I have only used sponge filters in my breeding tanks, so I am not sure if your filter is fry safe. I also don't think you need the powerhead as your filter will provide enough circulation. I used powerheads on my angelfish tanks when I was only using a sponge filter which provides very little circulation.

You should definitely use a heater...78 to 80 should be good

When they are free swimming you won't need the powerhead. Angels fan their eggs and the powerhead or filter provides a replacement when the eggs are removed from their parents.

If your Angels haven't eaten the eggs yet it may be best to leave them with them until they hatch. I would remove them afterwards as they tend to become lunch. Angels are either great parents or the worst you have ever seen. Now may be a good time to see what type of parents they are as there should be many more spawnings.

Good Luck!

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