hello I'm kinda new to this. I kinda got addicted to fish, my fish are my babies. I have 4 tanks right now and another 55 gal on order. I have 6 angels that are almost breeding size and 6 angels that are the size of a quarter. I also have been breeding guppies. I've never bred angels before but I'm planning on it and would like some input. thank you.
Welcome and I hope we can help you out with advice on angels.
To start with the best way to get a pair of good breeding angels is to pick out at least 6 good quality juvenile angels from a breeder or a reputable pet shop and place them in a tank of their own with plenty of space, water changes at least once a week and a variety of foods, in about 9 months they should reach adult size and they will pair off and then put them in a tank of their own.
Angels are pretty easy to breed they just need to be healthy have clean water and a good diet. A breeding tank could contain a sponge filter, heater, pvc pipe for spawning and no gravel. 20 gallon high tanks work well for Angels. Angels will usually breed with a ph of about 7 and they like a temperature around 80 degrees Fahrenheit. A good diet for them could consist of a beefheart mixture, white worms, frozen brine shrimp and flake food.
One spawn can be very large in size and you can end up with several hundred fry which need a lot of room to grow. Once the parents start spawning they will spawn every 7 to 10 days for several months so in a very short time you can end up with a lot of angelfish fry. Many parents will eat the eggs or the spawn so if you have a angel with that attitude you may want to remove the eggs from the parents tank.