04-22-2011, 12:27 PM
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Originally Posted by kane chisholme
So I was wanting to change my tropical tank around a bit with new fish etc. I was wondering if I could keep:
Zebra danios x 12
Large angelfish x 5
Small Pleco x 1
The fish would be kept in a 240litre (63 gallon) tank. I know there shouldn't be much aggression but would it be fine to keep this many fish in this size tank? Thanks guys
The tank has room [except maybe the pleco, see below], but I would not mix angels with danio. Angelfish are slow, sedate fish that love to cruise slowly among branches, plants, etc., whereas there danio are fast swimmers. The angels will most likely be intimidated by the danio. There is also the possibility that danio will nip the angel's long fins; the temptation is too great for a lively, boisterous fish like any of the danio species.
If the pleco is a common pleco, it gets more than a foot in length and needs much larger quarters. But one of the smaller species, such as the Bristlenose Pleco or an Hypancistrus species would be fine, they max out at 4-5 inches. Or there are the interesting Whiptail Catfish in Rineloricaria.
We have fish profiles, second tab from the left in the blue bar across the top, and info on suitable tankmates for most species are included. Have a look at the angelfish profile, Pterophyllum scalare, you can click on the shaded name to go directly to that profile.