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My Angels Are Spawning! *** PHOTOS! ***

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Birch Run Farm, Dec 6, 2009.

  1. Birch Run Farm

    Birch Run Farm Biddy up!

    Sep 5, 2008
    VERMONT
    I promise some photos tomorrow once I have access to a fast computer.

    I have five large koi colored angels in a 55 gallon community tank. There has been a lot of posturing and fighting the last few days. This afternoon I could see breeding tubes on a pair and they were thrashing the rest of the fish to the other side of the tank. I placed a metal pipe (steel) in the tank. An hour later they begain laying eggs and fertilizing them!

    I don't expect a hatch since there are other fish in the tank but it sure was neat to see them do this. They were not bothered by me taking photos either. The male angel is very devoted to keeping the other 'clueless' fish away.
     
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2009
  2. Cornychick

    Cornychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How exciting for you! We have only had one comet produced out of ours.
     
  3. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Sorry, what does a metal pipe do for them?
     
  4. Birch Run Farm

    Birch Run Farm Biddy up!

    Sep 5, 2008
    VERMONT
    You'll see when I put the photos up! [​IMG]
     
  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:Well hurry up!! [​IMG]
     
  6. Crazyland

    Crazyland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh Wow! That will be cool to see. [​IMG] I hope you will get out a couple babies.
     
  7. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    Cant wait to see!!!!!!!
     
  8. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Quote:Well hurry up!! [​IMG]

    [​IMG] I wanna see!!!!!!!!
     
  9. Birch Run Farm

    Birch Run Farm Biddy up!

    Sep 5, 2008
    VERMONT
    The happy couple.

    "Stripe", the male is in front.

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    Cleaning the pipe.

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    View of the female, you can see her breeding tube. The females have a much larger and blunter tube.

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    Here goes the first string

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    Look close and you can see the eggs, Stripe is now doing his part.

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    Last pic, several strings of eggs laid!

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  10. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    oh that is so cool!!! what great pics. will you seperate the little babies when/if they hatch? maybe you can put some sort of thing in there where they could hide from the big fish.
     
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2009

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