Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Lindsay and Stevie's Honeymoon Suite

Lindsay Buckingfish and Stevie Fishnick have not laid any more eggs in a few weeks. Often, angelfish will take some time off from all that egg-laying and inseminating and child rearing.

But I decided to remodel their honeymoon suite just in case they were getting bored.

I've kept amazon plants in their tank, which is usually the surface of choice when egg-laying, as the broad leaves can hold hundreds of eggs. But angels will often breed on any vertical surface.

I added this arch to see if they might lay eggs along the side. It's a nice, smooth surface. As you can see, there is nothing else in the tank with them, as Lindsay (the male black marble, who is about ten inches tall) can get quite aggressive and territorial when he is protecting his young. Stevie (the platinum angelfish) is much smaller. They are wonderful together, very attentive and compatible.

So we'll see what happens!