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post #11 of 29 Old 01-22-2012, 01:14 PM Thread Starter
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What if my cuz was to rear them to the same size in his 12gal?.My angels are about 5cm long.
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post #12 of 29 Old 01-22-2012, 01:19 PM
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From what i've read on angel fish, a 55g is suitable for about 5 of them. So with the knife fish in there which grows up to 15'', Your probably looking at 125 gallon tank easily
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What if my cuz was to rear them to the same size in his 12gal?.My angels are about 5cm long.
Same issue applies whatever the size. Once an angelfish group is in a tank, they view that tank as "their space" because they are a territorial fish, and any other angels later added will usually be seen as invaders of their territory and driven away. But in the confines of the aquarium the newcomers can't escape, so they are often hounded to death. Changing the aquascape and adding all of them at the same time sometimes gets around this, sometimes not.

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post #14 of 29 Old 02-10-2012, 12:52 PM Thread Starter
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I might get a 150gal in the next month or so.
Wat if I get the new angels and put them in at the same time?

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I might get a 150gal in the next month or so.
Wat if I get the new angels and put them in at the same time?
Yes, that can sometimes work, as the existing fish are in a new environment.

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OK! Hope I get the tank. Thanks allot Byron, you are a real Pro! How long have you been in the hobby?

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OK! Hope I get the tank. Thanks allot Byron, you are a real Pro! How long have you been in the hobby?
Over 20 years, on and off due to other issues.

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I did not get the tank They say that the glass is to thin to put water in it.

But I am going to get the glass and build it myself.

Ok so were must I put the supports?
The glass will be 8mm thick.

Plants, I have been looking for floating plants for 2 months now and I cant find any , I am so frustrated

What do you think about my stoking? 6 angels, maybe 6 silver dollars(still thinking about them ), the pleco and the ghost knife.
I would like some adolfos's corys, would they be ok?
Or if not some other nice colorful bottom dweller.

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O, I forgot and 6 silver hatchets?

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I did not get the tank They say that the glass is to thin to put water in it.

But I am going to get the glass and build it myself.

Ok so were must I put the supports?
The glass will be 8mm thick.

Plants, I have been looking for floating plants for 2 months now and I cant find any , I am so frustrated

What do you think about my stoking? 6 angels, maybe 6 silver dollars(still thinking about them ), the pleco and the ghost knife.
I would like some adolfos's corys, would they be ok?
Or if not some other nice colorful bottom dweller.
On the tank build, i would start a new thread in the DIY Aquarium section, where other members with that interest are more likely to see it.

On the stocking, I would not include Silver Dollar. These eat soft plants, and particularly if you get the BGK you will want floating plants (you can order online if not locally). And I would really recomend live floating plants, since the dim light means lower plants will likely not manage, and live plants do make a big impact on water quality which is always important but perhaps even moreso with a BGK that is sensitive to water issues.

I personally would not combined angelfish and SD, that is more just my preference than anything concrete. I think a group of angels would be a beautiful sight, deserving of the "main space."

Substrate fish with the BGK should not be small; BGK is a predator, and at close to 20 inches and nocturnal and feeding from the substrate, small corys wuld likely be gone in short order.

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