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post #1 of 10 Old 01-06-2009, 05:12 PM Thread Starter
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Angelfish query

Hello i have just bought a 55 gallon aquarium that is currently cycling at the moment. With a bigger fish tank than the ones that i have had in the past i am looking at possible stocking it with angelfish. I have read into a lot of their behavior and standard listed requirements, but i still have a few questions from those with experience.
The question is how many angelfish can i place comfortably within my tank? I am wanting to build around having angelfish so i do not care if its not a community tank. my concern is with them making pairs and the tank is more for show. Also any tips that are helpful is much appreciated as well.
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post #2 of 10 Old 01-06-2009, 05:57 PM Thread Starter
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Oh! and here is a pic of the tank.
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post #3 of 10 Old 01-11-2009, 01:59 PM
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What a pretty tank! I am not sure of the answer to your question, though. I have one angel in my 29g. I have read that odd numbers of angels are better, not sure if that is accurate or not.
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post #4 of 10 Old 01-11-2009, 04:18 PM
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So is that a 55 tall? Not the standard 4 ft long. Get 6 juvenile angels and let them pair off. You'll probably only be able to keep one pair in there. Paired angels are very territorial. Make sure you have a plan for rehoming the others.

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post #5 of 10 Old 01-11-2009, 10:48 PM Thread Starter
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ya its a 55 tall.
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post #6 of 10 Old 01-11-2009, 11:17 PM
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what are the exact dementions of this tank?
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post #7 of 10 Old 01-12-2009, 09:32 AM Thread Starter
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30 inch long X 18 inches width X 25 inch tall
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post #8 of 10 Old 01-20-2009, 03:45 PM
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I started with 5 juv, ended up with 2 in one tank and 3 in another(55Gl and 65GL)
When they pair up all hell breaks lose
I do know of cases where 7 are kept in a 100gl, no problem, but were raised together in a planted tank
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post #9 of 10 Old 01-21-2009, 03:18 PM
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That tank is actually a 56G I have the same exact tank. With the same exact tree root lol. Great minds think alike lol. I would say the same about 6 angels and then when you get a mated pair you will have to be careful with aggresion. I have one angel and community fish.

Got new 56 collum tank 12/26/2008
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post #10 of 10 Old 01-21-2009, 03:22 PM Thread Starter
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yea so far what i am thinking of stocking is 6 corys eventually one bristle nose and 3 to 4 angelfish. do you think that looks good and if so is four or three better?
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