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Old 03-13-2012, 06:26 PM   #21
 
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hmmm well then i guess they will be getting a snack :D haha just kiddin. u got any recomendations on mid swimmers that will do well with angelfish?
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Old 03-13-2012, 07:12 PM   #22
 
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hmmm well then i guess they will be getting a snack :D haha just kiddin. u got any recomendations on mid swimmers that will do well with angelfish?
Check the profile, Pterophyllum scalare, under compatibility is mentions some suitable tankmates (as well as some not suitable).
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Old 03-13-2012, 09:14 PM   #23
 
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thanks, ill check it out
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Old 03-13-2012, 11:45 PM   #24
 
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would ctenophora do well with altums? i was thinking about 3-5 ctenos if possible? Leopard Ctenopoma
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would ctenophora do well with altums? i was thinking about 3-5 ctenos if possible? Leopard Ctenopoma

I would not recommend this combo. While on the face of it, one might think this a good match because both species occur in somewhat similar habitats (quiet, dark), both are somewhat shy, and certainly sedate...the Ctenopoma is very shy, and the angels would easily dominate it.

A tank with angelfish is best when the group of angels are "the" fish, with tankmates being supportive rather than opposing, if you follow that.
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Old 03-14-2012, 12:56 PM   #26
 
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ah, ok, thanks! i have had ctenos before and really enjoyed them, so i thought i might as well ask.

Would congo tetras do well in schools and with angelfish?
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ah, ok, thanks! i have had ctenos before and really enjoyed them, so i thought i might as well ask.

Would congo tetras do well in schools and with angelfish?
Yes. Ah...they are mentioned in the profile I referred you to...
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Old 03-14-2012, 05:14 PM   #28
 
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i kind of like them, the only problem is that they are a little big. How many do you think i could add to my stocking list? 15 marble hatchetfish, 8 altum angelfish, 20 pepper corrys, and 10 congo tetras?

I also forgot to mention otos, will they just be eaten by the angelfish? they seem fast enough to not be eaten, and they always hide.
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Old 03-14-2012, 05:27 PM   #29
 
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i kind of like them, the only problem is that they are a little big. How many do you think i could add to my stocking list? 15 marble hatchetfish, 8 altum angelfish, 20 pepper corrys, and 10 congo tetras?

I also forgot to mention otos, will they just be eaten by the angelfish? they seem fast enough to not be eaten, and they always hide.
Eight altums seems a lot...they get larger (7 inches length). In a 55g I would suggest 5-6. The other numbers are OK.

You are aware of the altums being wild caught (unless you have a local breeder) and needing specific water?
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Old 03-14-2012, 09:54 PM   #30
 
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yes, i understand that they need specific water parameters. Although i will try to find a local breeder, which should be easy in Miami, because it seems to be the center for aquariums. I will probably use half RO/DI water, half tap, and use buffers to get it to where i want it.

Not sure if you meant to say 55g, but the tank that i want am planning on getting is 120g, which is double, and double of 5-6 is 10-12. I know thats not how it works, but i thought 8 would be a good amount? just asking for some clarification :)

THANKS! This forum is so much help, i have no clue what i would do without you guys!
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