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Old 06-29-2007, 06:36 AM   #11
 
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mmm angelfish. I didn't even consider that! See, this is why I have you guys :P
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Old 06-29-2007, 04:43 PM   #12
 
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Edit: I also like parrot fish
please note that even though they're interesting looking, parrot fish are an unnatural man-made species. most members of this forum do not condone the sale of these fish, along with dyed fish.

if you do decide to go with angelfish, you will not be disappointed. in addition to being very pretty and graceful looking, they are quite clever and curious. i had mine tame enough to pet a little and hand feed.
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Old 06-30-2007, 12:34 AM   #13
 
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I have an angelfish in my 55-gallon community tank, and I love him! He's really sweet and is not as timid as I thought he might be. I did add TONS of plants for him to hide in, and that seems to boost his confidence.
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Old 07-02-2007, 03:41 PM   #14
 
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I'm really excited about the angelfish idea. Do you think two is a good number?
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Old 07-02-2007, 05:17 PM   #15
 
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I'm really excited about the angelfish idea. Do you think two is a good number?
It shouldn't be a problem, however, monitor them regularly. They are cichlids after all and their behavior cannot be predicted easily. If you wish to breed, raise a a group of 4-5 juveniles and allow them to pair up naturally. They prefer to pick their own partner.
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Old 07-02-2007, 05:56 PM   #16
 
yeh if u still want to do the bichir u can he will leave them alone but if u want to breed them he's gonna eat the babys but yeh if i were u i would got with some angelfish and a bichir. Bichirs are great fish and very fun and goofy and same with angelfish good luck with the tank
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Old 07-02-2007, 07:15 PM   #17
 
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i've heard that having an odd number of an agressive species helps to distribute the agression. i currently follow this practice (with 5 angels) and as far as i can tell, it works. you might go with 3 if you have enough space.
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Old 07-04-2007, 09:50 AM   #18
 
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Thanks everyone for the advice. I like soco's idea of three, cause I don't plan on breeding since as stated, the bichir will eat the babies. So any other fish ideas along with the angels?
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Old 07-04-2007, 09:56 AM   #19
 
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Thanks everyone for the advice. I like soco's idea of three, cause I don't plan on breeding since as stated, the bichir will eat the babies. So any other fish ideas along with the angels?
Congo tetras?:)
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Old 07-04-2007, 10:42 AM   #20
 
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Ive got 2 angels living in my community tank, and they are lovely, they get on fine and really make the tank. Having said that, cichlids will be cichlids and i may have just been lucky... Angels are lovely fish though!
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