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Any Angel breeders out there? Maybe you can help this forum visitor with her breeding pairs.

"I have several "pair" of Angelfish. They are from my 'first' batch. The original two had no problems. Now, everytime ANY pair lays eggs, they turn white within 24 hours? I have tried using Methelene blue, I have tried setting up a special breeding tank and isolating the pair just before she lays her eggs. I have watch "papa" swim over the eggs, so I assume he is doing his thing. Every time, they turn white?? Any suggestion besides getting a sperm sample from papa?"


March 14, 2007 at 8:32 am
(1) branavanm says:

maybe try to put the pairs inaseparate tank with a cup let the female lay the eggs then let the male fwertileze it.

March 14, 2007 at 11:43 am
(2) Ron says:

Your problem is not uncommon.
A variety of reasons cause the eggs to turn white. The foremost being that the eggs are not being fertilized by the male. Eventhough he is passing over the eggs, his sperm is either immature or impotent. Be patient. This is common. Believe it or not angelfish learn from their mistakes. They will keep trying until they get it right. To prevent further disappointment, be prepared to artificially raise the eggs in the event the new parents are unable.

November 5, 2007 at 4:23 pm
(3) Jonathan@DR says:

The reason of white eggs within the first 24 hours period is due to the male did not fertilized the eggs.

Maybe should try to change the male for a different one. Good luck.

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