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My angel fish had babies!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by PitterPaws, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. PitterPaws

    PitterPaws Songster

    Nov 29, 2007
    I have angel fish babies!! [​IMG]

    This is so amazing how the parent fish care for there young! I've never had a breeding pair of Angels before, I've always only had one, don't know why but it just

    happened that way.

    This time I got two angels and as luck would have it they were a male and a female. They laid their eggs, first two batches were eaten, then they laid this batch and

    they did great, they hatched, and today 7 days later they are swimming around the parent fish, with the parents taking very good care of them. this is so much fun to

    watch, I've only had Fancy Guppies who would give birth and eat their babies if they weren't rescued in time.

    My Question is: Do the babies need to be separated from the adults soon or can they stay with them?

    and how old do they have to be before I can give them away, or sell them?


  2. Animallover606

    Animallover606 Songster

    Apr 12, 2008
    First of all PICS! Both babies and the parents. I don't know much about Angel fish but that's really cool, i'm glad that they were not eaten this time. My guppies have eaten all but one babie and they are still trying to fit it in their mouth! Congratulations!
  3. thekid

    thekid Songster

    usually as young adults they will eat the eggs not the babies but they end up being great parents when they about double their size i would move them and are they koi angelfish?
  4. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    Cichlids (which angelfish are, even though they don't look like it!) typically make very good attentive protective parents. OTOH that has been accidentally bred out of a number of fancy angelfish. I'd say leave them together but keep a close eye on them.

    Good luck, have fun, and congrats [​IMG],

  5. thekid

    thekid Songster

    Quote:YES chiclids are different i got six and i used to have some angelfish i only found that out by reading a fish book :p
  6. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    *gasp* I need to see baby angel fishies... Pics!
  7. kla37

    kla37 Songster

    Apr 18, 2010
    Hillsborough, NC USA
    I want to see pics too! [​IMG] Sounds really cool, good for you! [​IMG]

  8. dkvart1

    dkvart1 Songster

    Nov 5, 2010
    Congrats! I love angel fish! You should be able to sell them when they are about the size of a 1/2 dollar. I had an arrangement years ago with a local pet store (not a chain) that would take my babies. I could take cash or run a tab and take it out in trade. [​IMG] Good luck!
  9. CluckyJay

    CluckyJay Songster

    Feb 23, 2011
    Crossville, Tennessee
    Pictures! [​IMG]
  10. PitterPaws

    PitterPaws Songster

    Nov 29, 2007
    Thanks for all the advice! Here is a photo of mom and dad and babies. the papa is silver and black, and the mom is mostly black. the babies are next to the papa, it's very hard to get a good photo of them, they are so small!
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2011

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