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I purchased some dime to quarter sized angelfish that were very likely hatched mid to late July. I have 2 pairs from these juveniles breeding already. So that would put the minimum time at about 5 months.

September 16, 2020 the fish were dime to quarter sized.

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Starting last week they were pairing off and beginning to lay eggs.

Today:

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1 minute ago, Daniel said:

I purchased some dime to quarter sized angelfish that were very likely hatched mid to late July. I have 2 pairs from these juveniles breeding already. So that would put the minimum time at about 5 months.

Other than baby brine shrimp and mosquito larva what are some great foods for growing them up nice and heathy.

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1 minute ago, Paul_Obermiller said:

Other than baby brine shrimp and mosquito larva what are some great foods for growing them up nice and heathy.

They definitely got a lot of baby brine shrimp and mosquito larva early on, but they also have eaten a lot of live blackworms and prepared foods like Vibra Bites, and Tetra Color granules.

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4 minutes ago, Daniel said:

They definitely got a lot of baby brine shrimp and mosquito larva early on, but they also have eaten a lot of live blackworms and prepared foods like Vibra Bites, and Tetra Color granules.

What are granules? I have heard that word a lot in videos but have never heard anyone explain what it is.

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5 minutes ago, Paul_Obermiller said:

What are granules? I have heard that word a lot in videos but have never heard anyone explain what it is.

What they are is inexpensive. 🙂 But more seriously, they are irregularly shaped small pellets kind of like Grape Nuts cereal. If I could use only one word to describe a granule, the word I would use is 'pellet'.

 

 

 

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I am thinking about having a community tank for the angelfish and than having a 29 or 20 gallon for the pair to lay in. I will raise the angelfish in a 10 until they out grow it. Can Congo Tetras and Sterbai corys live with them in a 90 gallon tank, or should I rethink my tank mates? I am worried about the little angels not being able to get enough food with the tetras.

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1 minute ago, Paul_Obermiller said:

What is the "best" size to sell them at for profit?

I don't know. I am sure I have never made an actual profit. I have almost exclusively sold adults and stores really like large angels. But I bet you could get the stores interested starting at about 50 cent size. Local markets vary quite a bit so you will just have to ask your prospective customers what they want/what they need.

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2 minutes ago, Paul_Obermiller said:

Alright, have you ever breed any other kind of fish?

Discus and bettas a fair amount. Apistogramma and pygmy sunfish to a lesser amount.

If I were to try and breed something to sell to a LFS and wanted to make an actual profit, I would grow Cherry Shrimp in mini-ponds or outdoor pools. I am pretty sure the dollars coming in would be greater than the dollars going out with Cherry Shrimp.

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16 hours ago, Daniel said:

They definitely got a lot of baby brine shrimp and mosquito larva early on, but they also have eaten a lot of live blackworms and prepared foods like Vibra Bites, and Tetra Color granules.

I’ve also heard good things about beef heart for grow out 
 

I feed frozen blood worms to get my angles ready to spawn.  Guessing they would help with growth as well.

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15 hours ago, Daniel said:

I don't know. I am sure I have never made an actual profit. I have almost exclusively sold adults and stores really like large angels. But I bet you could get the stores interested starting at about 50 cent size. Local markets vary quite a bit so you will just have to ask your prospective customers what they want/what they need.

If you are looking for profit out of your LFS, angels might not be the best option.  Since a single spawn can yield >50 fish, and I suspect a store would less than 10 or 15 angels a week, selling them off may take a while.  Aquabid may be a better option, but I’ve never sold through them.  

another option is Corys.  My LFS struggles to get them in stock.  

 

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9 hours ago, Ken Burke said:

If you are looking for profit out of your LFS, angels might not be the best option.  Since a single spawn can yield >50 fish, and I suspect a store would less than 10 or 15 angels a week, selling them off may take a while.  Aquabid may be a better option, but I’ve never sold through them.  

another option is Corys.  My LFS struggles to get them in stock.  

 

I was thinking about Sterbai corys since they have lots of eggs. And the color always attracts anyone's eyes, expert or beginner.  

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