Yesterday I traded half of my guppies and most of my adult bristlenose for a male bristlenose and 4 angelfish.
So now my stocking levels look something like this:
18-20 guppies - most are babies
trio of bristlenoses - One large male (15cm) and two borderline adult females
A buenos aires tetra
4 angels (2 are 2.5cm long, other 2 are 2 cm - both excluding finnage)
When I added them to the tank - unfortunately, I don't have a ISO however the fish seemed healthy at the store - they swam in a swam and settled down. However I noticed a few hours on they were still breathing heavily but thought nothing of it as all the other fish look fine.
However today when I came home from school they still breathing heavily and got a bit worried. For me, they look like they having slightly bloated bellies.
Just did I water test:
temp: 25/26C (77/78F)
I do a 10% water change each week on the weekend.
I did see the angels eat some of the tiny baby guppies. So maybe they just overindulged on the babies? I have added some lettuce and some peas as I heard it has helped with the bloating.
I also have a airstone and a filter with a spray bar return - was before just underwater, now is above and micro bubbles are floating around the water column. So I do feel that enough oxygen is present for the fish.
The guppies, platy, tetra, loaches and bristlenoses seem fine, just my new angels...
Or do angels normally have a bit of a stomach and I am just overreacting? I haven't seen their poo yet, but will be looking out for their poo - or when they are pooping..