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post #11 of 16 Old 08-17-2012, 01:18 PM
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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.
Angelfish are shoaling fish and should be in a group, unless one has a mated breeding pair. Five or more, though four could manage, in a 4-foot tank and up. [Not saying you have space, just making the observation.] A lone angelfish will be lonely.

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Angelfish are shoaling fish and should be in a group, unless one has a mated breeding pair. Five or more, though four could manage, in a 4-foot tank and up. [Not saying you have space, just making the observation.] A lone angelfish will be lonely.
What are your thoughts on 3?
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3 isn't the best idea, if a pair forms the lone angelfish will be isolated and possibly attacked by the pair.

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I had 6, 1 pair developed and the other 4 were destroyed. ... I had to re-home them :):):)
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I had 6, 1 pair developed and the other 4 were destroyed. ... I had to re-home them :):):)
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Always possible, to my understanding angel fish are individuals (they are also cichilds!), and some pairs will tolerate other angelfish while other pairs will want everyone out.

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post #16 of 16 Old 08-17-2012, 08:11 PM
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I had 6 dime size angels,that matured & all of them paired up.eventually 3 died. now have 2 females & 1 male. strangely the females take turns with the male. no fry, as eggs get eaten as fast as they are laid. love my angels.
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