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Special Interest => Show & Tell => Topic started by: Mr. Bill on October 29, 2006, 09:55:21 pm

Title: Frisky Little Angels Doing It WET
Post by: Mr. Bill on October 29, 2006, 09:55:21 pm
Our pair of angelfish spawned this afternoon.

Fish porn #1 (http://statler.ws/AngelfishSpawning1.jpg) -- just getting started.  Female (marble-colored) swims up along the filter intake tube, depositing strings of eggs; male (mostly silver) passes over eggs and fertilizes them.

Fish porn #2 (http://statler.ws/AngelfishSpawning2.jpg) -- still at it!

Fish porn #3 (http://statler.ws/AngelfishSpawning3.jpg) -- at the 1 hr 15 min point.  Nearly empty!

This is all taking place in a 20-gallon community tank, so there is basically no chance we will see any surviving baby angel fish.  The parents at this moment are furiously trying to discourage a one-foot-long Black Ghost Knife Fish from exploring near their eggs.  But at least they had some fun!
Title: Re: Frisky Little Angels Doing It WET
Post by: debra on October 30, 2006, 08:59:27 am
LOL, that's pretty funny. I saw the title of the thread and thought, "Oh, gawd, gonna have to report this thread ..."
Title: Re: Frisky Little Angels Doing It WET
Post by: Mr. Bill on October 30, 2006, 01:08:39 pm
Glad you enjoyed that.  ^_^

Fido (the aforementioned foot-long eating machine) had devoured half the eggs by bedtime.  The female angelfish remained furious and tried without success to drive him off; the male gave up after a while.

So we felt bad and decided to violate the Prime Directive.  There are now about a hundred rescued eggs sitting in a floating box in the aquarium.  I don't know if they'll hatch without a parent fanning them, but if they do it should be this evening or tomorrow.
Title: Re: Frisky Little Angels Doing It WET
Post by: Mr. Bill on November 02, 2006, 01:11:20 pm
Baby angelfish hatched yesterday.  Today they are tiny balls of translucent egg-yolk with even-tinier squiggling things attached, sorta like a living letter "q".  Way too small for me to photograph.  They resemble angelfish the way that tricycles resemble 747s.
Title: Re: Frisky Little Angels Doing It WET
Post by: Mr. Bill on December 22, 2006, 05:42:00 pm
Update: After several failed attempts at hatching rescued eggs and keeping the fry alive, we instead gave the angelfish pair their very own 10-gallon tank and let them do it themselves.  So far, so good.

Baby angelfish clinging to a rock 5 days after hatching (http://statler.ws/AngelfishFry5days.jpg)

Angry father tries to chase the camera away (http://statler.ws/AttackingTheCamera.jpg)
Title: Re: Frisky Little Angels Doing It WET
Post by: Claire on December 22, 2006, 07:30:15 pm
Lovin' your reports and photos, Mr. Bill. Keep 'em coming.

I'm with Debra on the thread title. Want to hit my "spam" button every time I see it.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Frisky Little Angels Doing It WET
Post by: Mr. Bill on January 02, 2015, 09:19:17 pm
I know you've all been waiting for an update on this. :mellow:

Baby angelfish clinging to a rock 5 days after hatching (http://statler.ws/AngelfishFry5days.jpg)

The parents took excellent care of their babies, and also performed the necessary weeding-out of those who weren't growing well.  We ended up with 13 who reached adulthood.

The last survivor just died this afternoon, at age 8 years and a couple of weeks.

I'll call that a success.
Title: Re: Frisky Little Angels Doing It WET
Post by: Cherokee on May 26, 2016, 09:18:06 pm
I know you've all been waiting for an update on this. :mellow:

Baby angelfish clinging to a rock 5 days after hatching (http://statler.ws/AngelfishFry5days.jpg)

The parents took excellent care of their babies, and also performed the necessary weeding-out of those who weren't growing well.  We ended up with 13 who reached adulthood.

The last survivor just died this afternoon, at age 8 years and a couple of weeks.

I'll call that a success.

...and you remembered starting this thread eight years ago?  That's amazing! I can't remember what I had for breakfast.
Title: Re: Frisky Little Angels Doing It WET
Post by: Jake on May 26, 2016, 11:02:41 pm
Thanks Cherokee for bringing this to the forefront.
And koodoos to you Bill, that was pretty good and reminded me of the progression of tanks the wife and I had for the kids.  Community tank with plecostamus (sp), tin foil barb, shark, then I introduced just 4 baby Jack Demseys.  That was the end of it.