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Post  minnnt on Sat 06 Oct 2012, 20:14

My pair of Angels have now got free swimmers from their second batch after eating the first lot of eggs.

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Angels by David Raynham, on Flickr

Then after spawning on a flowerpot, they moved them to the intake on the filter as they started to wriggle. Rolling Eyes
I added a second filter and turned that one off, but they were flirting off all over the place keeping the parents very busy indeed which seemed to stress them a little. I decided to turn it back on which kept them in situe and the parents instantly calmed down. I guess they must have moved them there to keep them together and to get some flow over them?

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Angels by David Raynham, on Flickr

And today they have become free swimming. By the time i had sorted the camera out they had moved them from open water to the corner so if you squint you can just make them out. Lol.

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Angel Fry by David Raynham, on Flickr


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Angel Fry by David Raynham, on Flickr


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Angel Fry by David Raynham, on Flickr


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Angel Fry by David Raynham, on Flickr

Enjoy. Smile

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Post  OwNz on Sat 06 Oct 2012, 20:45

nice adults mate i do like the red angels !

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Post  minnnt on Sat 06 Oct 2012, 21:30

Yeah they're pretty nice!! Smile Never really been a fan of marbles, but there was something about these that stood out to me.

They are very attentive parents up to yet too which is a bonus! Lol.

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Post  Pterophyllum on Sat 06 Oct 2012, 21:56

Congratulations
You should get some nice youngsters from those two!

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Post  minnnt on Sun 07 Oct 2012, 09:53

Had to move the male this morning, he was giving the female a hard time and she has a few splits on her tail now.  

Looks to be less fry than yesterday too. She has quickly gathered the left over fry together and tending to them again... have a feeling it could go from bad to worse though and they may just be eaten due to the stress of everything. .  

No idea what caused this to happen... any thoughts?

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Post  Pterophyllum on Sun 07 Oct 2012, 21:27

Sometimes the instinct to defend the young is so strong that in the absence of any potential predators to defend against one of the parents will turn on the other.
Sometimes one of the parents eats some of the babies and the other gives them a good telling off.

Hard to know in this case, but if the female doesn't eat them, you can assume it was the former explanation.

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Post  minnnt on Mon 08 Oct 2012, 05:52

Cheers mate, thankyou. Smile


The female is still.caring for them atm.

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