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Old 07-30-2012, 02:24 PM   #1
 
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angelfish and schoals?

What kind of schoal can I house with angelfish that won't annoy them too much? Also, are they compatible with botia loaches?
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Old 08-15-2012, 08:31 PM   #2
 
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hi. I am not very experienced in this fishkeeping world, but i do know i thing or two about compatability. Angelicus Botia should be fine with angelfish and as for schooling fish, it really depends on tank size but any type of fish would be ok as long as they arent known fin-nippers. I would personally go with either barbs or tetras. barbs are good because they are semi-aggressive just like the angels, tetras are good overall with any type of fish but tetras are usually more nippy

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Old 08-15-2012, 08:41 PM   #3
 
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thanks for the advice. I decided to go with a small group of rummy nosed tetras & zebra loaches.
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Old 08-15-2012, 08:46 PM   #4
 
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ok. keep me posted about ur tank i am currently working on one that has (or will have) 6 bloodfin tetras, 3-4 julii corys, 1 bristlenose pleco, and 1 bolivian ram.
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Old 08-15-2012, 08:55 PM   #5
 
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hi. I am not very experienced in this fishkeeping world, but i do know i thing or two about compatability. Angelicus Botia should be fine with angelfish and as for schooling fish, it really depends on tank size but any type of fish would be ok as long as they arent known fin-nippers. I would personally go with either barbs or tetras. barbs are good because they are semi-aggressive just like the angels, tetras are good overall with any type of fish but tetras are usually more nippy
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ok. keep me posted about ur tank i am currently working on one that has (or will have) 6 bloodfin tetras, 3-4 julii corys, 1 bristlenose pleco, and 1 bolivian ram.
Nice!

I'll be getting a bolivian ram, too :) Also a keyhole, and a rainbow cichlid if I can find one.
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:10 PM   #6
 
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gotta love bolivian rams! i like em alot more than german blue rams
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Old 08-16-2012, 02:45 PM   #7
 
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As you are relatively new to the forum, first let me welcome you.

And second, let me point you to our fish and plant profiles, under the second tab from the left in the blue bar across the top of the page. Each profile provides compatibility info where relevant. If the name is used in a post exactly as it appears in the profile, it will shade, example Pterophyllum scalare, and you can click it for the profile.

The one thing so far suggested that I would avoid with angelfish are barbs. Some can be nippy so obviously they would not work, but all of them are fairly active fish, and this can unsettle sedate fish like angels. Danio also should be avoided. The quieter tetra work, if you stay with the disk-shaped (avoiding the nippers) and not the linear species which will often be eaten. The rasbora work too.

The rummynose tetra are linear, so this is a risk depending upon the size of the tetra and the angelfish. Mature-sized rummys in the tank when juvenile angels are introduced would perhaps work, though when the angels attain their max it is not predictable. The profile has more options.

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Old 08-16-2012, 02:51 PM   #8
 
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I plan on getting the rummys first to allow them to grow a bit, then I will get the smallest angel I can find. I've been told that if you add the angel after the other fish, it may cut down on the territorial aggression.

I'll be keeping my fingers crossed..
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Old 08-16-2012, 08:05 PM   #9
 
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I plan on getting the rummys first to allow them to grow a bit, then I will get the smallest angel I can find. I've been told that if you add the angel after the other fish, it may cut down on the territorial aggression.

I'll be keeping my fingers crossed..
Territorial aggression among the angelfish is not the same thing as the predatory nature of angelfish to smaller fish. I suggested what i did thinking of the size factor, but one can't prevent a fish from being predatory when nature programs that into it.

Angelfish should always be added together, never a couple now and more later; that is the territorial issue which is strong.
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Old 08-16-2012, 08:50 PM   #10
 
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I only plan on adding 1 angel... I've heard 3 was bad and that they should be either single or in groups of 5. 5 would crowd my tank too much, so I'm opting for the single.
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