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post #11 of 22 Old 09-03-2012, 10:12 PM
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48 inches long.

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post #12 of 22 Old 09-04-2012, 12:24 PM Thread Starter
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post #13 of 22 Old 09-04-2012, 12:49 PM
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Lillianfish, I see you just joined us, so welcome to TFK forum.

And, as a new member, you are not likely aware of our fish profiles, second tab from the left in the blue bar across the top of the page. Information on numbers, minimum tank size, compatibility issues, water parameters, etc are included for each species. If the common or scientific name is used in a post exactly as in the profile, it will shade and you can click on the name for the profile, example Pterophyllum scalare for the common angelfish.

You will note in the profile it mentions that angelfish are shoaling fish, living in groups, so this is the best way to maintain them. And 5 is about the minimum number and in a 4-foot tank like a 55g or larger. A mated pair that you intend to breed can be kept in a smaller tank, on their own, say a 30g, but this is only as breeding and not intended permanent. You will find other useful info in the profile if this fish is still one you would like.

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post #14 of 22 Old 09-04-2012, 12:51 PM Thread Starter
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thanks, I could actually keep that many in my brothers 55 gal. tank, I'm the one who stocks it and he likes angels
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post #15 of 22 Old 09-04-2012, 01:14 PM Thread Starter
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so, in a 55 gallon long tank, would I be able to keep six angels or four?
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post #16 of 22 Old 09-04-2012, 06:56 PM
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so, in a 55 gallon long tank, would I be able to keep six angels or four?
Either, though I would go with 5. Mainly because such "obvious" fish look better in an odd number (just like roses in a vase), but also there is a bit less chance of trouble.

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post #17 of 22 Old 09-04-2012, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
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like less of a chance of pairing?
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post #18 of 22 Old 09-04-2012, 07:47 PM
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like less of a chance of pairing?
Well, provided you have male/female in the group, chances are they will pair. But I was thinking more of the dominant and submissive fish. The more fish there are, the less one is going to be targeted continually. With 4 it is just possible you might have two pairs.

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post #19 of 22 Old 09-04-2012, 07:54 PM Thread Starter
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ok, I think I'll get four. I just cleaned the big big tank and am going to be taking a bunch of swordtails I have into my petstore to get credits, then I'll probably buy my angels
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post #20 of 22 Old 09-07-2012, 04:31 PM
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Hello lillianfish:
I have four angle fish and somehow got the idea that I might need 1 or 2 more so the group could form a happy hierarchical social structure. Have you heard this?
Tank is about 30 or 40 or 50 gal though I donít think I toted that much water. pop
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