Everybody recognises and knows what an angelfish looks like. Angelfish are one of the most well known fish to have in aquariums. If you have a male and female together in a tank with lots of plants, particularly amazon swards, there is a big chance they will bread and you will end up with lots of youngsters swimming around.
How do Angelfish mate?
Mating for angelfish starts with the flashing of fins at each other. You may even notice a little kissing! What seems like kissing is actually an indication of strength. If both Angelfish are equal, the compatible pair start mating.
The Spawning happens that day, after spring cleaning where they want to do the business. The female Angelfish naturally lays her eggs down in rows and the male fertilises.
When do eggs hatch from an Angelfish?
The eggs usually hatch in 3 days and the youngsters are swimming around on the eighth day. Similar to us, Angelfish don’t tend to eat their young.
What is the sex of my AngelFish?
When Angelfish are young, figuring out the sex can be hard, and nearly an impossible task. Once the Angelfish reach a more mature age, it becomes easier to identify the sex. When the fish is facing towards you, look towards the pelvic fins. If the fins are bigger and a little more blown up, you have a female. When the male is ready for hanky panky time, the genital area is extra pointed.
Aquarium Setup for breeding Angelfish
- Plants: Amazon Swards, Jungle Vallisneria
- organisms: Algae
- Water condition: 26°C (79°F), pH 6.5
- Extra: Slate or clay pots