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post #11 of 50 Old 07-16-2014, 06:56 PM
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Cardinals may or may not be a snack for the angels. Angels are less likely to breed in bigger groups like that however, due to agression. And otos don't eat cucumber.
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post #12 of 50 Old 07-16-2014, 07:01 PM
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No cardinals aren't delicate.
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post #13 of 50 Old 07-16-2014, 07:11 PM
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Ya I know I was just making sure flint saw that. If you add the angels when they are young and they grow up with the cardinals, most of the time they will be fine. I have three angels with my cardinal. At first when I added the cardinals my adult angel went after them (didnt kill them, tried to) but after a week they were perfect. Just add them when the angels are babies. Plus i dont think an angel could eat an adult cardinal. Altums for sure but regulars probably not.
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post #14 of 50 Old 07-16-2014, 07:12 PM
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Just read that cardinals can be delicate? Thinking of blue (Boehikea) tetras. I want color, peaceful, interesting fish at top, mid, bottom. Ha, you would ask about filters!! Have been struggling with decision; thoughts were first for 2 Fluval U-4's because I dreaded the canister hassle (had one years ago). Heard they are better so now thinking of Fluval 406 which LFS likes, or go totally out for Fluval Fx6 or Eheim Pro 3e 2076 (not made in China). Looking at ecoxotic E-series LED for lighting.

I have the fluval fx6 and it AMAZING! In a category of its own.. And I've played with lots if different canisters . Eheim is my most long standing favorite brand but I've yet to try the pro series... I'll find an excuse to get one soon . Trust me .. There are some great canisters out there and there are a handful of cheap duds .. But don't let the very few bad ones turn you off .
Ottos do not almost ever convert to prepared foods .. Just a fact . I have kept about 6 angels in a 75g for almost 2yrs and it was a problem towards the last year before the tank was upgraded to 225g . I'd say one you find a pair in your group only another 2 maybe 3 more max would do ok long term and with lots of plants .


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post #15 of 50 Old 07-16-2014, 07:16 PM
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Growing up in a confined space with potential food doesn't mean anything. Fish aren't domesticated like dogs and cats. I honestly don't know why that's such a common "fact" out there. Angels can absolutely eat a cardinal if they so please.
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post #16 of 50 Old 07-16-2014, 07:20 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah, that old food chain thing! My boys had redtail catfish when they were young (huge tank with 2 who grew up together). Came in one day to find one trying to swallow the other (same size)!!!!
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post #17 of 50 Old 07-16-2014, 07:21 PM
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Ya I heard the fluval fx6 is amazing also. But I thought it would be to much flow for some what slow water creatures. But maybe not if you direct it to the glass or something like that. Red tails are crazy! Lol
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post #18 of 50 Old 07-16-2014, 07:22 PM
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Lol tankman you really are most helpful. Alls good.

Let's not fight with each other .

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post #19 of 50 Old 07-16-2014, 07:23 PM
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Ya sorry, i wasnt trying to start anything, just pointing it out.
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I have the fluval fx6 and it AMAZING! In a category of its own.. And I've played with lots if different canisters . Eheim is my most long standing favorite brand but I've yet to try the pro series... I'll find an excuse to get one soon . Trust me .. There are some great canisters out there and there are a handful of cheap duds .. But don't let the very few bad ones turn you off .
Ottos do not almost ever convert to prepared foods .. Just a fact . I have kept about 6 angels in a 75g for almost 2yrs and it was a problem towards the last year before the tank was upgraded to 225g . I'd say one you find a pair in your group only another 2 maybe 3 more max would do ok long term and with lots of plants .


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Then probably in a 75 gal only a pair of angels?
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