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post #1 of 9 Old 12-01-2012, 05:09 AM Thread Starter
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angelfish question

Hi guys!
I'm new to this community.
I'm seeing this new behaviour in my marbled angelfish in the last one hour.
I have 2 marbled angelfish, six goldfishes, and 2 silver sharks in my tank which has been up for about a year now. They have happily coexisted...
suddenly today, the angels have taken custody of one portion of the tank. any other fish trying to swim to that half is being attacked by one of the angels (the other one is pretty docile, but is sticking to the 'angel' half of the tank)
do you think they could be spawning or something? if so what do I do?!?!?!
PS: sorry to have barged into your thread... don't know how to start a new thread yet
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post #2 of 9 Old 12-01-2012, 11:59 AM
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Hi guys!
I'm new to this community.
I'm seeing this new behaviour in my marbled angelfish in the last one hour.
I have 2 marbled angelfish, six goldfishes, and 2 silver sharks in my tank which has been up for about a year now. They have happily coexisted...
suddenly today, the angels have taken custody of one portion of the tank. any other fish trying to swim to that half is being attacked by one of the angels (the other one is pretty docile, but is sticking to the 'angel' half of the tank)
do you think they could be spawning or something? if so what do I do?!?!?!
PS: sorry to have barged into your thread... don't know how to start a new thread yet
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Anyways, it's possible they are spawning ... you would see eggs on a leaf or other flat surface. They are obvious, there should be 100+ of them.

However, none of those fish should be kept together. Goldfish need cool water, while Angels need rather warm water. By Silver Shark I assume you mean Bala Shark? They are a schooling fish and should be no fewer than 5 fish, plus they are very active which isn't good for Angels. They also can get up to 14 to 16 inches in length, each, and should not be in anything less than a 6 foot tank (an 8 foot tank suites them much better).
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post #3 of 9 Old 12-01-2012, 10:50 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks geomancer!
I know what you're saying about compatibility... I live in southern coastal India where we generally don't really have to worry about water temperature; it stays pretty stable & optimum and I have had these fellows together for a while now and they seem to get along.
I agree with you on the bala shark issue. I had six of them which were sold to me through misinformation & 2 are all I have left now. I had no idea they'd grow big until later. I've been planning on a long aquarium for a while now where I will introduce more of these beauties. I have a fairly large tank (120G) in terms of capacity but not long. its kind of cube'ish' . I've been planning a few things, but haven't had the money. hopefully will start in a couple of months.
but anyhow, coming to the issue at hand, do you think I should remove the other fish, so that the angels can be at peace & nurture the little ones?
I have a well cycled concrete tank that I usually use for pregnant fish ( i get a lot of pregnancies!!!) I could shift the golds & sharks into that, since I think its too late to move the angels ( I don't see any eggs though).
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post #4 of 9 Old 12-02-2012, 05:40 PM
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If you want to spawn and raise angelfish, they must be kept on their own and even then it can take them a few tries, or never, to let the eggs be and not eat them.
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post #5 of 9 Old 12-05-2012, 05:36 PM
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35 gallon stocking

hi i'm wondering if this set up for a 35 gallon tank would work

2 blue rams

3 dwarf goromies

3 cory catfish

2 angelfish

5 neon tetras

5 monk tetras

8 platys

please note that the tank is a hex tank
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post #6 of 9 Old 12-05-2012, 06:43 PM
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hi i'm wondering if this set up for a 35 gallon tank would work

2 blue rams

3 dwarf goromies

3 cory catfish

2 angelfish

5 neon tetras

5 monk tetras

8 platys

please note that the tank is a hex tank
Nope, there would be numerous problems with that selection. Best to read the fish profiles for each one, they all explain what each fish needs and who they can be with. Second link on the blue bar at the top of the page.

I'd also suggest starting your own thread if you have additional questions.
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post #7 of 9 Old 12-05-2012, 07:04 PM
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You definitely want to make any changes before eggs appear. The angels will promptly eat them if disturbed

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post #8 of 9 Old 12-06-2012, 08:11 PM
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Thanks. will start a new thread
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post #9 of 9 Old 12-10-2012, 03:40 AM Thread Starter
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ok... its been 10 days now... no sign of eggs ... false alarm?
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