Suggestions on Tank-mates. - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 Old 12-03-2012, 03:16 PM Thread Starter
New Member
Suggestions on Tank-mates.

I'll be moving here soon and when i do id like to set up a tank for a pair of angle's, now ive taken care of angles before and i love them so much, marble veil anglefish are my favorite. now what id liek to do is a tank with alot of live plants a mated pair of angles and a small schooling fish that wont bother them but will just help to keep the tank up and running and look nice, my thought is neon tetra, if anyone has any other suggestions i would love to hear them.
Hellrazzer is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 Old 12-03-2012, 03:49 PM
jentralala's Avatar
From what I have heard a mated pair of Angels will not tolerate any other fish in the tank, they will terrorize and kill anything else. I've never had Angels personally but I've resaerched them quite a bit. Also, Angels will get fairly large and I have heard several reports of them eating Neons.
jentralala is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 12-04-2012, 12:20 PM
Byron's Avatar
The tank size isn't mentioned, but jentralala is correct. If you have a true mated/bonded pair, they will repeatedly spawn and unless the tank is sufficiently large (no less than 4 feet) the other fish may well end up stressed to death, literally, or physically killed. A spawning pair of angels is best alone, a 30-40g tank works for this, if it is your intention to breed them.

If you're thinking just having angels without the breeding aspect, then a group of no less than 4, with 5 being better is advisable, in no less than a 4-foot tank. As for other fish, avoid linear small fish, like the neon tetra, and these will easily be eaten by mature angels. The rounder disk-shaped tetra work fine, as long as you avoid the fin nipper species.

More info in our profile, click Pterophyllum scalare.


Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
Vancouver, BC, Canada

The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
Byron is offline  

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
new cichlid tank and mates? suggestions welcome ChristinaRoss Cichlids 20 07-09-2011 01:08 PM
Suggestions for tank mates... Calmwaters Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 3 09-03-2009 02:45 PM
Suggestions for room mates normD Freshwater and Tropical Fish 3 02-24-2007 10:27 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome