Monday, November 12, 2012

Third Batch of Baby Angels

There has been a third batch of baby angels from the same lusty pair of angels, Lindsay Buckingfish and Stevie Fishnick.

Here they are swimming on their first day of school (don't you just love puns?)

Since this video was taken, I removed Mama and Papa. They are now in a fresh 20 gallon tank with a new plant and the ability to make love again without so many youngun's in their way. I have moved the other baby angels from the batch that hatched a couple of weeks ago to the nursery. Everyone is getting along great.

Lindsay and Stevie are generally confused the first day or two when they are separated from their new offspring. But in the past I found that Lindsay came to look upon them as a food source after a few days.

I hope to have several very pretty angels to sell to the local pet shop, who has agreed to take them. I think it will be another month or perhaps two before they are large enough to be sold. They shouldn't be for sale if they are under the size of a nickle.


Misaki @ misadventuresofMisaki said...

Was it tricky to catch and move all the babies?

p.m.terrell said...

It sure was! It is relatively easy to catch adult angels because their long fins make them slow-moving fish. (Though Lindsay as big as he is takes two special fishnets!) But the babies hop like fleas, which is needed for protection at their young age and vulnerability. So it took a lot of patience to catch those babies. I would not want to go through that again!