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post #1 of 4 Old 01-11-2013, 10:07 PM Thread Starter
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I have 5 angels in a 75 gal and there all pretty young guessing between 3 and4 months old i plan to breed them but my intention are to see them pair off...(hopefully) and then put the pair in a 20 long to spawn and then remove the parents is this an ok idea? Any advice?
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I have 5 angels in a 75 gal and there all pretty young guessing between 3 and4 months old i plan to breed them but my intention are to see them pair off...(hopefully) and then put the pair in a 20 long to spawn and then remove the parents is this an ok idea? Any advice?
I would personally believe that that tank would be too small. Its not very high only 12" . When they get bigger they won't be able to move very well in that tank. A 25 or 29 gallon would be okay though as it is taller.

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post #3 of 4 Old 01-12-2013, 02:46 PM
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It depends upon the size of the fish. Angelfish can spawn while still relatively small, say 2+ inches in length (mine did) and a 20g would work for these. But if you have larger fish, increase the space accordingly. A 30g [29g, 25g are very close] is generally suggested for a spawning pair.

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post #4 of 4 Old 01-12-2013, 07:23 PM Thread Starter
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Thnx guys i guess we will have to see how big they are when they pair off
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