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Post  JonB on Sun 20 Oct 2013, 17:09

Thought it about time to introduce myself, been keeping fish for to many years from tropicals, marine to cold water. My main focus for the last few years has been the breeding of Japanese Ranchu ( however for the last few months have found my interest in Angels increasing. I have a 1200 litre display system with a mix of SA cichlids but have found the number of angels keep growing. Have now set up three tanks to try my hand at breeding, but to date the parents eat the young at wriggler stage. Recently brought a few fish from Jim (Carshalton) and Paul (Wimbledon), must admit impressed with the quality of their fish. Mainly interested in blue and pearl scale variants.


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Post  Pterophyllum on Sun 20 Oct 2013, 17:58

Hi Jon & Welcome to the forum.
When it comes to getting them to parent raise, patience is a virtue, but the reward is well worth it.
Another key to getting them to parent raise is ensure that they feel secure in the breeding tank, position the tank high up rather than low down, give them plenty of cover, plastic plants or live plants such as anubias or amazon sword, planted in small flowerpots if you want to run a bare bottom breeding tank, personally I prefer to use quartz gravel on the base.
Good luck with them.

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Post  uk bulldog on Mon 21 Oct 2013, 07:00

Hi Jon,
Its good to see you are here & sorry to hear your wrigglers keep being eaten,as already said try to keep them high if you can so they have that bit of security.

I take it it's the pair of smokey pearlscales from Jim that are eating there wrigglers.

Have you managed to get the Chocolate Marble female to pair off yet as i know she is a good mother & i never had any trouble with her raiseing her fry.

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Post  JonB on Mon 21 Oct 2013, 11:16


Thanks for the welcome.

Paul. Yes the smokey pearlscales plus a pair of silvers and a Blue male silver female pair. The chocolate marble female is being very fussy, she has not yet chosen a mate, just as you think she has chosen she chases him and everything else away. Difficult to move the tanks high, guess I will need to be patient and hope they get the hang of things.


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