4 years ago #1
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how can you tell the gender of a angelfish

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4 years ago #2
johnarthur
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If you're around angelfish quite a bit you can sometimes make good guesses about their gender. However, the only sure way to distinguish angelfish gender is to wait for them to spawn. That's the only time their spawning equipment gets deployed.

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4 years ago #3
Risingphoenix
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its really hard to say the gender of juvenile angel. if you want to breed angel,you can buy 8 to 10 juvenile of same age.you also can buy a pair angel to breed, but they are very costly found anywhere. at 8 to 10 month of age, they might make at least 1 pair and spawn egg and fertile those eggs, at only that time, you can determine which is male/ female by watching them very closely. but, remember, after spawning, the sign will desapper. hope that helps. still, if you are wanting more, you can search at our website regarding johnaurther blog or megham's blog. you surely get a good information on angelfish. best of luck!

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4 years ago #4
southern creature
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If you have the desire to try and sex Angelfish I have managed to do this sometimes. I think this is the "good guess" that johnarthur is talking of.

A large enough male MAY develope a hump above his eyes, the "nuchal" hump, females never do this. However this is not always so pronounced in all males.

I find if you choose a fish with a very pronounced nuchal hump and then the fish that alternatly has the deepest indent there, this is most likely to be a pair.

However DO NOT rely on this method, but it has worked for me over the years. Just make sure that you are doing this on larger fish.

Good luck.

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4 years ago #5
mjrkiller308
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yeah the guess method works but not all the time so ur best bet is to wait till the breeding tubes come out and deciding that way unfortunatly thats the only true method of sexing a angel fish pair

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4 years ago #6
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Generally, male angelfish are larger than females. Thus if you want to get a pair from juveniles, buy different size fish from the same brood.

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2 years ago #7
lalit narayana
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can anyone identify the gender of these fishes plz reply fast

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2 years ago #8
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In the last picture, the angelfish on the left appears to have a slightly swollen stomach typical of female fish. The darker fish has some male characteristics. Of course, those are just guesses. Here are a few more things about angelfish gender:
http://www.myaquariumclub.com/gender-determination-in- juvenile-freshwater-angelfish-93.html

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2 years ago #9
lalit narayana
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thanks and i want to know that these fishes are babies or adult fishes, if babies how many years does these fishes take to spawn.And thanks for your reply i also guessed that the left one is female and right is male.

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2 years ago #10
Christi
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The angels need to be put in a proper tank, not a bowl. They are going to attack each other and get sick without proper filtration and space

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2 years ago #11
lalit narayana
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yeah i temperarely bought this bowl ill change them to the tank

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2 years ago #12
lalit narayana
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hey my angels r not eating food what should i do i hav changed them to aquarium and gave oxygen supply now they are looking dull and not eating any food

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2 years ago #13
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Changing aquariums will stress the angelfish, because the second tank is not likely to have the same water parameters as the first one. Please be sure aquarium number two is large enough and has suitable water parameters.

Moving stress typically causes loss of color and appetite. Given a healthy habitat, the angelfish should recover in a few days.

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2 years ago #14
lalit narayana
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ya now they are eating i gave them some freezed worms now they are good thanks for ur advise

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2 years ago #15
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Some aquarists soak freeze dried foods in aquarium water before feeding them. If not presoaked, they can swell in a fish's tummy. Angelfish also like frozen then well thawed brine shrimp.

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2 years ago #16
lalit narayana
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i have 2 black mollies in that one is male nd one is female, the female one is pregnant but its not giving birth wat should i do

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2 years ago #17
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Float a large raft of hornwort or water sprite. Live bearing females often drop fry at night, and they may get eaten before you know they were born.

The fry of live bearing fish are fully formed and self sufficient; since their parents have no nurturing instincts, fry must fend for themselves. Their natural inclination is to swim to the water surface. There, the floating plants provide a needed refuge.

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2 years ago #18
lalit narayana
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k thanks for the suggestion

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1 year ago #19
Chrissy Jack
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Can you please help me tell the gender of my two angelfish? Thank you.

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1 year ago #20
SharLo
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Chrissy, you are posting on a thread that is a year old. It is usually best to start one of your own if you have a question.

To answer yours, the only sure fire way to tell the gender of angelfish is to wait until they pair up and watch them spawn. The female deposits the eggs first and the male follows her fertilizing them. Absent that it is almost impossible to tell.

You have some pretty fish.

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1 year ago #21
ChrissyJack
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So I have no idea if they're the same or 2 different genders? They've been alone together in the,sam we're tank for months and haven't spawned. Thank you. They are pretty. Do I need to do something for them to spawn if they are a pair?

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1 year ago #22
SharLo
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If you are lucky enough to have managed to get a pair try to make sure your water conditions are spot on (0ppm ammonia, 0ppm nitrite, less than 40ppm nitrate), keep your temperature around 80F and add some items to the tank that they could use as spawning sites - a piece of slate leaning against the tank, some broad leafed plants like Amazon Sword, a piece of pvc pipe leaning against the tank wall.... or all of them. You never know with angels just what they will use to lay their eggs on.

Good luck with the fish.

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1 year ago #23
ChrissyJack
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Thank you!

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