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post #11 of 15 Old 03-16-2010, 01:31 PM
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From that description there was something wrong with the angel, whatever the cause. If stress from a multitude of different un-related things can cause cancers and diseases in humans, it also will in fish. Which is why I keep harping everywhere on using natural habitats as the best guide to healthy fish.

Which leads into the lone angel--I would get 2-3 more. In which case I would not suggest ram(s) as well, simply because this is a fairly new setup and it needs time to mature a bit before stocking levels can be increased more safely. And the angels will grow, as will the tetras and others, so plan ahead.

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post #12 of 15 Old 03-16-2010, 03:04 PM Thread Starter
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Will a total of 4 Angelfish be okay in a 55g for a while? If not, I'll consider 3 total for now.

Things are now stable in the tank. The mini-cycle ended very quickly as I did have BB in the filter and in the old gravel I placed in the tank. I am fine not adding the ram right away. But in a few months can I consider it or will I be pretty full stocked with 3-4 Angels in the 55?
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I really don't like suggesting fish to others, it should be what you want in your aquarium. I only comment when I think it could be better for the fish. There is no problem with 4 angels in a 55g when they are small, but they will grow and should grow in enough space to grow healthy, and only you know when that larger tank might be coming.

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Thanks Byron. It seems like 4 would be better than 3 to cut any kind of aggression among them. I think I'll go with 4 knowing one day I will be upgrading, hopefully to a 90g.
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Thanks Byron. It seems like 4 would be better than 3 to cut any kind of aggression among them. I think I'll go with 4 knowing one day I will be upgrading, hopefully to a 90g.
There, you've made your decision, and I totally agree. B.

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