maintenance, care, compatibility
What to do if angelfish spawn in a common aquarium
Scalar is a very beautiful and popular aquarium fish that breeds easily in captivity. From a young age in the group of fish there are those individuals who want to find a partner. If this works out, the pair will start to swim apart from everyone, ignoring the neighbors.
Sooner or later they will be able to acquire offspring. It is better that reproduction takes place in a separate spawning site, where comfortable conditions are created for growers and fry.
But what to do if the fish lay their eggs in the general aquarium? Before you find out, you need to familiarize yourself with the nature of the care of offspring by the producers themselves.
Angelfish fish breed in a spawning aquarium, in which the water is relatively warm – temperatures of 26-29 degrees Celsius. In the spawning there are broadleaf plants (echinodorus, cryptocoryn), the leaves of which the female cleans from sand and plaque. She chooses one sheet and spawn on it.
When the female fish laid down all the eggs and the male fertilized them, the producers provide an influx of new water so that a portion of the oxygen comes into the eggs. When the roe is ripe, parents can help the larvae to escape through the egg membrane, spitting them out onto the leaves.
There the larvae remain motionless for several more days.
Look at the angelfish with fry in the general aquarium.
After another 3-4 days, the fry will attempt to swim and search for food on their own. Starter feed is a very small food (Nauplii Artemia, micro-worm, liquid feed), sometimes parents chew it themselves, but it is better to add the feed yourself.
Then parents for the first time take them out for a walk in the reservoir. A little later, the fry can be transferred to larger feed, for example, Cyclops. Of the total number of laid eggs, ready-made fish grows three times less.
When parents are indifferent to the offspring, or eat it, they have to take decisive steps to preserve the brood, sometimes moving it even from a spawning ground.
Do not place the eggs in the tank, where there is a large soil, such as pebbles and gravel. In the incubator, the soil is not needed.
If the female laid eggs on a large leaf of a plant or on a stone, a filter, then it is necessary to transfer this particular detail carefully. Eggs are sensitive to any mechanical stress, so care should be taken to them.
It is advisable to put the tank with caviar in a dark or dimly lit place.
In the first days of life, the larvae of the fry should not be fed, they are in a practically stationary state. After the fry swims, the digestive system of the future scalar begins to form.
Feed should be 3-4 times a day with the larvae hatched Artemia. After feeding, it is necessary to replace one third or one half of the aquarium water with fresh and clean water in order to remove decomposition products after nauply Artemia.
For fry, a micro-worm food is suitable, or a special liquid fry food that is sold in pet stores.
Take care when transferring eggs to the incubator. 100 fry will fit on 40 liters of water, so observe the density of planting. Be careful when growing the tails of the angelfish.
By the 21st day of life, they can see vertical fins, and by 45th day of life they will resemble miniature copies of their scalar.
Angelfish are very beautiful and quite demanding fish, but subject to all the rules of maintenance, they very often and successfully spawn. If you decide to breed a scalar, or simply want to raise fry, we will tell you how to save the scalar spawn.
Let’s start in order and first find out how the angelfish spawn. At first, the scalar pair that has formed will choose a suitable place for spawning. Most often they choose algae leaves for this, it can also be the wall of the filter or the aquarium itself.
After the female scalar laid eggs on the selected surface, the male fertilizes her, swimming over the eggs.
So, the couple laid down their eggs and behaves quite aggressively, attacking anyone who tries to get closer to their future offspring. What do you do now? For starters, the angelfish need to be transferred to a separate aquarium with a volume of about 15-25 liters.
When transferring, care should be taken so that the caviar does not come into contact with air. The water temperature in the aquarium should be 27-29 degrees. In addition, methylene blue must be added to the water to light blue.
Whitened caviar must be carefully removed with a needle or a small glass tube.
It is necessary to constantly monitor the purity of water, periodically carefully replacing it. Also in the aquarium should be aeration and, at least in the first week, it is advisable to leave the lamp turned on around the clock.
Feed the fry need about the fifth day, when they start to try to swim. The first feed for fry can become artemia or ground egg yolk. True, the yolk strongly pollutes the water and you have to change it more often.
When the fry will become similar to the parents, they will acquire the unusual shape of the body, typical for scalars, you can gradually switch to special dry food.
But if, despite all efforts, the scalar calf has turned white, do not be in a hurry to get upset, since the first few egg layings of the young scalar are unproductive. After a while, the fish will be trained, and you will get the hang of it and be sure to rejoice at the fry of your pets.
Reproduction is an important part of the life of any creature. Spawning for fish is the goal of their existence.
Therefore, this moment of life aquarium fish need to pay enough attention.
For spawning a pair of angelfish is needed, which is ready to spawn. A pair must be formed; this will notify the choice of a couple of a certain territory and its protection from outsiders.
Angelfish themselves choose their partner for life.
Therefore, for breeding an angelfish it is necessary to have several individuals, both male and female, so that each individual can choose. Mature scalars become 10-12 months.
Spawning is possible if both partners are approximately the same size (large enough) for successful reproduction.
What does a scalar calf look like? This can be seen by dropping a pair of angelfish into a spawner, which should be tall and spacious.
It can be a permanent aquarium, if no one lives except for a pair of angelfish there.
The spawning plant is planted with plants, preferably with broad leaves: it will be possible to detect caviar on them. True, it may be at the bottom.
If the female has not found a suitable place for laying, the eggs can be detected on the filter or thermometer. This is not good for future fry.
Therefore, it is better to put a flat stone of suitable size on the bottom. On the eve of spawning, the male has a seed tube, and the female has an egg-laying.
The laying and fertilization of caviar lasts about an hour. When the female angelfish laid eggs, the male should fertilize her.
Eggs can be from 100 to 500.
If the aquarium belongs only to this pair of angelfish, but the laying can be left there. In any other case, it must be moved to an incubator, otherwise parents will eat caviar.
In the incubator, you need to create special conditions: good aeration, the right temperature, water parameters. You can add to the water antifungal drug, as unfertilized caviar can harm fertilized.
Larvae will appear in a day or two, and after a week the fry will actively swim and eat.
Breeding scalar is a fascinating process. One pair of angelfish can please the kids with a variety of colors.