Captive breeding of the Bellus angelfish

Late last year we put in a lot of effort into rearing the bellus angelfish. The full write up can be found here - I'll share the details here for everyone to enjoy.

Here's a video of the spawn.


This clip shows how the infertile eggs sink, while the fertilized eggs float


Here's an egg hatching


Which resulted in a nice crop of prolarvae.

We had a massive number of larvae survive to about day 10


By day 28, we had 20 larvae past flexion.

Around day 40, we had 6 left.

Day 55


Then finally, day 87 we have little bellus angelfish!

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chad vossen
Chad Vossen has been an active marine breeder and reef aquarist for over 10 years. Chad started Vossen Aquatics in 2012 to support the marine breeding research performed at home. Vossen Aquatics puts a lot of effort towards breeding angelfish, but also makes time to work with inverts and other fish as well.

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