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Post  Simon Marshall on Wed 03 Jul 2013, 20:37

So after many months of trying I have finally got them to spawn Manacapuru Red backs with a leaf full ofg lovely eggs
Another pair now looking like they are getting ready to join them

Wooo hoooo

Only one slight problem there are another 14 Angels in with them 2 Altums 6 Leopaldi and 6 Manacapuru's
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Post  Simon Marshall on Wed 03 Jul 2013, 20:42

I will get the hang of adding Pictures grrrrr
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Post  Pterophyllum on Wed 03 Jul 2013, 21:25

Congratulations, they're looking good.

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Post  uk bulldog on Thu 04 Jul 2013, 06:45

Great news Simon maybe you can move them ready for the next spawning.
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Post  Simon Marshall on Sat 06 Jul 2013, 11:12

So now what remove or leave ???
Never expected them to get this far if i AM HONEST

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and one for Gibbo male that has spawned with one of the females I had off you
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Post  Pterophyllum on Sat 06 Jul 2013, 11:52

The chances of raising babies in a community tank with other angels are pretty well zero, so unless you have a tank to move all the other fish into, or some means of partitioning the existing tank, your only option is to remove the wrigglers to safer quarters. IMO the best way to do this is to syphon them out & move them to a tank ideally filled with water from their present tank and filtered with a mature sponge filter.

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Post  Simon Marshall on Sat 06 Jul 2013, 21:37

I am still debating what to do, the parents are looking after them really well but I know when they go free swimming then they will end up as high protien food. So do I just remove the wrigglers to a spare tank or do I move the parents and the wrigglers with the leaf to see if they continue to care for them.

I have really really woirked hard to get them into this position and am torn in the next steps

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Post  Simon Marshall on Mon 08 Jul 2013, 20:50

The lot had disappeared this morning so, they need to be removed Sad

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Post  Pterophyllum on Mon 08 Jul 2013, 21:30

Oh well, at least it looks like you have a dedicated pair to get as far as they did, so I'm sure they'll do well for you once they have their own tank.

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Post  Simon Marshall on Mon 08 Jul 2013, 22:15

Pterophyllum wrote:Oh well, at least it looks like you have a dedicated pair to get as far as they did, so I'm sure they'll do well for you once they have their own tank.

I am pleased that they got as far as they did to be honest , I have spent months trying to get them into the right condition to attempt to get them spawning so now they have got this far on their first attempt is great .....now a dedicated tank me thinks Smile

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Post  wildreddeer on Wed 10 Jul 2013, 21:31

Congratts Simon. You have accomplished what I always tried but failed. I agree with Rob, take out the riddlers ASAP. And good luck for the future.

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Post  SWOOSH on Sun 24 Nov 2013, 21:26

Simon, these fish are spectacular. Can you send me some in the US. I just joined this site and can't PM you.
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