Monday, July 8, 2013

Two Batches of Babies in Two Weeks

Just about two weeks ago, Lindsay Buckingfish and Stevie Fishnick hatched hundreds of baby angelfish. Now they have yet another batch of eggs ready to hatch - even while the babies from their last clutch are swimming around!

During the height of their breeding season - which tends to be in warmer months when the temperature of their tank is a few degrees higher - they often lay eggs every two weeks. Then they'll take a break during the cooler winter months, unless the breeder turns up the heater to encourage them to continue. I don't - I allow them the break.


2 comments:

Misaki @ misadventuresofMisaki said...

Oh my word! Can't believe how quickly they produce eggs - amazing!

p.m.terrell said...

Yes, and what's more is that more and more of them are surviving those critical first days. The pet shop just dedicated a whole tank to my angel babies! They'll stay with me for another month or two first, though, to get good and strong.