I lost a black Angelfish during a mini-cycle when I completed gutted my tank, replaced the gravel, and planted it. The mini-cycle only last a few days but it proved to be too much for the Angel. I was going to get another one (to make 3) to replace it but have been considering 2 Bolivian Rams instead. I've been discussing this with a couple members and we all agreed that the Bolivian Ram was the way to go.
However, I don't know if it's just me but ever since the black Angelfish died, one Angelfish has been hiding a lot. This tank is fully planted, but the plants are new so they aren't very tall yet. I found him (or her) today in my rock cave. He comes out to eat and will hang out for a while, but tends to retreat back to the cave. I do see it out duringthe day though too. I've only noticed this since his "friend" passed. He doesn't appear sick and eats perfectly fine, so I really don't think it's due to illness. The other Angelfish is just slightly bigger than the one hiding, but I suppose it's a possibility that he is bullying the other one, although I've never really witnessed it (keep in mind that I out at work for 6 of the 10 hours the light is on to see).
So now that you have a bit of background, my question is do I get another Angelfish in hopes that the one hiding perks back up (perhaps it's depressed??) or is 3 going to be too much in the long run and I'd better off getting the Rams? My stock list is the one listed in my signature for the 55g. I would love to get 1 Angelfish AND 2 Rams, but I think that would cause me to be a bit overstocked.
Opinions/Suggestions??? As for upgradingto a larger tank, it is a possibility in the future, but I don't want that to be the deciding factor right now as I don't know when I might.