02-28-2013, 04:02 AM
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mistakes, mistakes, and more mistakes
Hi all! I have posted under other categories, but feel this category is pertinent for some questions. I am new to the hobby and started with a 30 gallon tank with (gasp) 4 black neon tetras, 2 angelfish, 3 tiger barbs. I quickly learned this was a mistake. Got a 75 gallon tank up and cycled and added my 4 tetras first, then introduced my 2 angels. Now after reading some in this forum, I feel I have once again made a mistake....
I love my angels. They are my favorite fish so far. I have a gold marbled and a black marbled. They are about a quarter in size in the body. I have no idea if they are male or female. The 2 of them hang out all the time, and I haven't seen any aggression. I've had them together from the start. The gold one is slightly larger and is obviously the boss, but s/he hasn't shown any aggression yet. I have no idea if they are a pair or not. After reading, I see I should have bought 5 instead of 2. I've had them for about 2.5 months. Tomorrow I was going to my LFS to get more fish for my 75 gallon. I want to rectify my mistake of just having 2 angels, but now I'm scared they won't be accepted by the original 2. They are still young and it is a big, well planted tank. So, I guess my question is, buy 3 more angels about the same size as the 2 I have and hope for the best or leave well enough alone and stock with more of the black neon tetras (to give them a school of about 10 instead of just 4) and other compatible fish?