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post #1 of 2 Old 10-02-2011, 11:06 AM Thread Starter
Quick question on combining my tanks.

Hi everyone, I have two 55 gallon tanks, a community tank and an angelfish tank. Since my house has been seeming small, I want to get rid of 1. Im keeping the angels, so my question is which of my community fish would be ok with the angels? There are 6 angels only in the angel tank. In the community tank there are 6 black widow tetras, 6 rosy tetras, 6 harlequinn rasboras, 6 otos, and 6 cories. When combined the tank will be pretty heavily planted. So if someone could let me know which of the community fish to rehome, because as far as I know, it would just be the rasboras, but I would like to make sure.
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The only species mentioned that should not be combined with angelfish is the Black Widow Tetra. This species, as noted in our profile [click the shaded name] is known to nip fins of sedate fish. While some do and some don't, I would not risk it; the stress of just having this species in the tank even if no physical contact occurs can harm the angels.


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