05-02-2009, 11:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Byron
I do not recommend keeping neons with angels. First, they require different water temperatures to be healthy (with respect to each other, angels warmer, neons cooler). Second, neons can nip the fins of angels. Third, mature angels will consider neons as food.
Angels are sedate fish, prefering to live in small groups, with suitably quiet tank companions to avoid being stressed which as we know leads to disease and other problems. In this respect they are similar to discus. And both prefer warmer temperatures than most (not all) of the shoaling tetras. Cardinals would make better companions than neons.
As others may well say, it is always possible to do the opposite. But I feel that it is better to provide as close an environment as the particular fish prefer to have better chance of maintaining them comfortably (happy) and this certainly leads to better health.
Thanks for the reply. i will see about cardinals then. i know my angels are just so darn small, I feel anything in there other than what I have will kill or injure them.