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Re: My 520lt

Postby Graeme » Sun Sep 27, 2015 6:14 pm

Looks a bit like Stonehenge in there now!

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I bought a lump of slate and split it into slabs. Hopefully they will take a shine to one of them!
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Re: My 520lt

Postby Big Den » Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:16 am

In my experience of breeding angels, many years ago, they tended to like spawning sites closer to the surface. I used slate on occasion but it would be rested right at the rim of the tank and they would spawn about 1/4 down from the surface. I also used strips of glass and plastic pipes with the same result.
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Re: My 520lt

Postby Graeme » Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:41 am

Cheers Den. I'll put the back ones up on the raised terrace bit tonight. I've put one slab on the filter intake pipe where they spawned before. They're due again later this week. The air bubble pump and stone are ready to go!
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Re: My 520lt

Postby Big Den » Mon Sep 28, 2015 1:35 pm

Good luck mate, I had limited success with mine, alright getting them to spawn but raising the fry was another story. I had a huge pair at one time 5" in length and about 10" in height. I kept removing the eggs because they ate them, raised a few but best result was when I left them to it. They spawned on an Amazon sword leaf and I ended up with almost 200 fry which grew up with them, in the same tank, mind you they were the only fish in the 75 gallon tank.
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Re: My 520lt

Postby Anita » Mon Sep 28, 2015 8:05 pm

As already said it's trial and error.
Maybe a bit more cover in the tank... and don't keep going up close for a look.
Just leave them to it! :thu:
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Re: My 520lt

Postby Graeme » Tue Sep 29, 2015 6:33 am

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Re: My 520lt

Postby superdart » Tue Sep 29, 2015 9:19 am

I bet they still spawn on the filter pipe.....
If it has fin's and swim's I'm interested in it....
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Re: My 520lt

Postby Graeme » Tue Sep 29, 2015 1:39 pm

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Re: My 520lt

Postby Anita » Tue Sep 29, 2015 5:51 pm

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Re: My 520lt

Postby Graeme » Mon Nov 02, 2015 1:50 pm

Well it's nearly two months now and the Angels have ignored the slates and not spawned anywhere. So I've taken the slates out again. Plan C is to remove the filter intake pipe if they spawn on it again and put it in a separate tank with the air pump and the metelene blue.
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