freshwater angelfish

Freshwater angelfish are one of my favorite aquarium fish. They are extremely beautiful creatures due to their shape and character. The angelfish is laterally compressed by two long fins that extend from above and below. Watching them swim is very graceful. Sometimes they also have a vertically striated body. By nature they are quiet and calm, but sometimes during feeding or spawning they become restless. You can easily find these at your local aquarium store and they are also quite inexpensive. But don't be fooled by their size as they are sold at the aquarium store. They keep them small, but they can grow up to 6 inches in size. Their life expectancy is more than 10 years if they are provided with good quality food and water. They are smart enough because they know when to feed. They are omnivorous and may eat tropical flakes, daphnia or brine shrimp, plant material, or sometimes their tank mates when they are young. Also, do not place them near fin-nipping fish such as tetras and barbels. You can put 1 adult ton of fish in 5 gallons or more. They are available in large quantities. Growing angelfish may need 3-4 times a day. Change 25% of water per week.

Size : 6 inches

Life expectancy : 10 years

Diet : omnivorous

Temperature : 74 to 84 degrees Fahrenheit

Water : The pH must be between 6.5 and 7.5.

Breeding : laying hens

For successful breeding, you need a pair of healthy angelfish. But before spawning, it is very difficult to decide which of them is male and which is female. Until you observe them during spawning, seeing how the female lays eggs and the male fertilizes them and you notice the size of their taste buds. The male has a small papilla, while the female has a large, blunt one.
So you need a pair of angelfish. The best way to do this is to take 8 to 10 young angelfish and place them in a 50 gallon tank. The height of the aquarium should be approximately 18 inches. When they reach 1.5 to 2 inches in diameter or are a year old, they mate, choose a territory, and begin hunting other fish. This is a sign that a pair has formed, move this pair to a separate aquarium. From a group of 10 you can get 3-4 pairs.

You will likely need a tank that is around 20 gallons and 18 inches tall. Observe regular water changes. The water temperature for angelfish should be kept between 80 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit (27 and 29 degrees Celsius). Feed high-quality protein-rich foods like dophinia, beef heart, brine shrimp, bloodworms, etc. Five minutes of power is enough. If there is food left after 5 minutes, remove it. If the female becomes aggressive and her belly sticks out, she can lay eggs. When angelfish take care of each other, it is also a sign that they are about to start laying eggs. Before spawning, they show their papillae. The papilla is a small pink organ located near its anal fin. They also purse their lips and turn. When they are ready, they choose a place to spawn, which can be any flat surface or wide leaves of aquarium plants, and mark that spot. cleanup You can revive them to make them appear. [Image] The female will now appear on the board or anywhere else, such as plant leaves.
The male angelfish fertilizes them by touching the egg with his papilla. If there is no male, another female can do the same, but this will not lead to fertilization and the eggs will soon turn white.
After fertilization. If there are other fish in the same tank, they may eat the eggs at night. However, a pair of sea angels try to protect their eggs. Therefore, you should either replace other fish in the tank that the angelfish pair is in, or place the pair in a separate tank before spawning. It is also sometimes observed that the parents may eat their eggs and sometimes protect them. So you should take note. You can put a spawn board, a marble piece, or a plain tile. This will help move the eggs to a separate tank. You can put the jar in the aquarium and then move the plate or the eggs without removing them from the water. Because the eggs may not withstand exposure to air. Now move this jar, counting the water and eggs, from one tank to another. After about 48 hours, the tails of the fry will begin to appear on the eggs. On the third day you can see their yolk sacs. They will always be glued to the board or sheet. If the parents are still in the same tank, they can start moving the fry around. In a week you will see how they swim freely, now they need food.
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