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Any advice would be appreciated. My Angels have laid eggs in our large community tank...however by the end of the day they have eaten them.

I've been told that this is due to them being in a community tank.

I've had a few people look at my Angels and tell me which is male or female, however the advice has always been contradictory. I will add Angel pics later for sexing...

Just curious as to if I have two breeding pairs could I put them in a 3ft separated by egg crate dividers? Or am I better off just selecting one pair?

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No the plan was to put just Angels in the tank. Either one pair, or two pairs.

Is it ok to use egg crate dividers, or will the pairs get upset at each other if they can still see each other?

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Sometimes first Angel parents will eat all the eggs. If u are keen on breeding them, separate the tank with a divider the males will develop a hump on their head and generally be a bigger fish. Baby angels first food needs to be live to be successful. You will need to remove the babies when they are free swimming otherwise they eat the slime coat of the parents and the parents get really sick.

They are pretty cool to raise all of a sudden they morph into the Angel shape. Pm me if u need some more help.

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Absolutely will do! Thanks

I currently have 8 Angels 1 year old + in a community tank.

However as I've started a pot pond for my goldfish and am giving away the crayfish to our awesome neighbor... I've decided to try breeding some Angels in the soon to be vacant tank. (Once it's sorted for them of course).

I've been researching how to sex them and I know that they have laid once before (however the eggs were only ever white before they were eaten).

Even if they never breed I adore them :)

But thought...why not try and see what happens?

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The pairs will always stick together and in 2 weeks time you will see the mating signs again which is best time to move them into a separate tanks i use to use a 2ftx1f for all my pairs i never left the eggs with the parents i use to hatch them my self with a jar and air stone. also have micro worms on hand as baby brine shrimp i found were a little to big for them but they did manage when i was to lazy to re-culture micro worms and ended up just feeding baby brine shrimp. make sure you have brine shrimp hatchers ready to go to feed the 300+ fry.

Good luck and enjoy

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Thanks for the advice. I've read that if the fry are left with parents they may get eaten if the parents think there's any danger. Then I've read that the parents often remove fry from danger by what appears to be eating them.

Also read that parents secrete a slime coat for their fry to feed off.

I think I'll be aiming for removing eggs just before they hatch. Does this stress the parents out though?

Also are Angels prone to sulking? I've just moved what I think is a pair to their new tank, however they both appear to be ignoring each other and just hanging out at opposite ends of the tank. Is it sulking due to being moved to a new tank away from all the other Angels, or perhaps just shock from being moved?

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