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post #21 of 25 Old 09-23-2010, 11:32 AM
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Okay, that's what I figured and what I stated in my previous post. If he is going to proceed with more Angels, get a group and get them the same size as his current one. I'm glad to see I'm learning

fish1983: Keep in mind these are suggestions and does not necessarily mean it will work. The new fish and existing Angel will need to be closely monitored for aggression.
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post #22 of 25 Old 09-23-2010, 11:35 AM Thread Starter
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The angel I have is still a juvenile. I would say maybe 3" in height and I'm not sure how to tell if its male or female. Adding hatchet fish and bolivians will be ok then correct? But I guess I should determine the sex of my angel fish before adding more. If its a male would it just be safer not to add more angels then?
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post #23 of 25 Old 09-23-2010, 11:41 AM
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Juveniles are nearly impossible to sex and basically impossible to the naked eye. The only way I knew my Angels were male and female is when they laid eggs. Even then I wasn't sure until the 2nd spawning when I witnessed the female laying the eggs and male fertilizing. Sorry I couldn't be of more help there.

Do you current have any Bolivian's or you wantto add them now?
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post #24 of 25 Old 09-23-2010, 11:59 AM Thread Starter
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i currently don't have any. was wanting to add 2 if possible. and a school of hatchet fish

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post #25 of 25 Old 09-23-2010, 12:29 PM
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The hatchets will be no problem with either angels or Bolivians. On the angels, it is a bit of a risk, but at 3 inches (including fins I assume) adding another 4 might not be problematic. Perhaps, if you really like angels, find a good store that will take them back in say a week if trouble occurs.

Get the Bolivians at once; in a 55g I would say 1 or 3, remembering that if 1 you will not want to be adding more later, unless you can be sure of the sex. I have had a beautiful male for 18 months in my 115g tank, and 2 months ago I bought a female. They have twice spawned, and the second spawning was quite successful (though the fry did get eaten). But in between spawnings, the male is pretty rough on the female. He views the 5-foot tank as his domain, clearly. He also makes it obvious to certain other fish from time to time, though not leading to injury, but he is the boss in there.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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