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post #1 of 15 Old 01-08-2010, 05:26 PM Thread Starter
What can live with angelfish?

A friend of mine wants to get some, but doesn't know what you can keep with them. He currently has just neon tetras and guppies, he would be buying a bigger tank (about 200 litres I think).
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post #2 of 15 Old 01-08-2010, 05:31 PM
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I keep mine with Rummynose, Harlequin Rasboras, cories and a Bristlenose pleco with no problems. The neons might become a snack for the angel once it's full grown.

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post #3 of 15 Old 01-08-2010, 05:33 PM Thread Starter
Yeah I thought so, I think he's going to give me his neons once my tanks are sorted, and take his guppies back to the LFS. He actually wanted to get some harlequins. Guppies can't live with angelfish right?
Thanks for reply, keep them coming for more ideas! :)
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As long as the friend got at least a 55g (200l) so he/she has enough room for adult Angels too - Anything peaceful and non fin nipping goes for them really.

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post #5 of 15 Old 01-08-2010, 05:39 PM Thread Starter
Yeah he said it was about 44 UK gallons so almost 55 US gallons or 208 litres. So guppies would be out? I think he's sick of the fry anyway, keeps giving them to me lol. What can you NOT keep with angels? And would there be room/compatibility for any other cichlids?
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post #6 of 15 Old 01-08-2010, 05:59 PM
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For the Guppy I have no first hand exp, had no Guppys with my Angels, the males MAY go after the fins of the Angels, but I can't promise you that. But it sure as heck would eliminate any fry question from there on out, those would def be a snack for the Angels. Anything that fis their mouth now, and later as adult is fair game (Neon Tetras, Guppies, Pygmy Rasboras).
Considering the Angels need a water of pH 5-6.2 and KH 2-5 I pers can't think of a cichlid that's fitting this type of water from the top my head and is peaceful others then some Kribensis.
Another good fin nipper is Serpae Tetra's I'd not add these to the tank.

Just tell your friend to join the forum so we can talk and see what he / she likes and narrow it down that way.

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post #7 of 15 Old 01-08-2010, 06:03 PM Thread Starter
Yeah I keep telling him but he's swaying between getting a big tank or a bearded dragon lol. Our pH is like 7.5. I would like to keep angels myself in the future but I don't think I have enough room at the moment?
And can't bring myself to trade any of my fish :op
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Keyholes, Rams and Festivums would be some other cichlids that would work.

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post #9 of 15 Old 01-08-2010, 06:13 PM Thread Starter
Thanks, just googled them, the rams look really pretty especially!
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post #10 of 15 Old 01-08-2010, 06:55 PM
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Just a note on the rams..the Bolivian rams are hardier and easier to keep than the German Blue rams. The German Blue rams are much more sensitive to water parameters and need a low PH to be happy. So it might be better to just consider the Bolivians.

150 Gallon - Mostly American Cichlids
135 Gallon - Angelfish Community
75 Gallon - Odd couple (Polleni/Angelfish)
55 Gallon - African tank
20 Gallon Long - QT
10 Gallon - Empty
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