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post #1 of 16 Old 08-02-2009, 09:15 PM Thread Starter
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Smile I just purchased 2 juvenile Koi Angelfish......

We just purchased two koi angelfish, 6 weeks old maybe..
We will be getting at least two more since we know that we should keep only one, or more than three.
I want to know, will a Siamese Algae Eater get along with 4 angelfish in a 55gal tall tank? How about a full size adult molly?...
What fish should I keep away from angelfish?

THank you!. Will be posting pics sometime soon.

My 5foot, 56g Tank
2 Madagascar, 2 Bosemi and 1 Millenium Rainbowfish
9 Tiger Barbs
1 Weater Loach, 6 Zebra Loaches
1 Rainbow Shark
1 Raphael Catfish
My 55g
1 Siamese Algae Eater
11 Otocinclus
4 Burmese Zebra Loaches
1 Black Angelfish
1 Banjo Catfish
Lots of shrimp
My 70g
1 Siamese Algae Eater
4 Peppered Corydora, 1 Green Corydora
2 Wood Shrimp
3 Red Eye Tetra
1 Raphael Catfish
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post #2 of 16 Old 08-02-2009, 09:36 PM
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I have my SAE with my large Angel in my 50 gallon, no problems at all. I'd imagine there would be no issues with the Molly either.
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post #3 of 16 Old 08-03-2009, 11:42 AM Thread Starter
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Thank You Dragonfish....
Are there any fish I DEFINITELY should not keep with angelfish? Like... Guppies?
I had a guppy just die in my quarantine tank, (30g) and he is in with the angelfish...
I don't know whether or not I should assume that the death was because of the angelfish..
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My 5foot, 56g Tank
2 Madagascar, 2 Bosemi and 1 Millenium Rainbowfish
9 Tiger Barbs
1 Weater Loach, 6 Zebra Loaches
1 Rainbow Shark
1 Raphael Catfish
My 55g
1 Siamese Algae Eater
11 Otocinclus
4 Burmese Zebra Loaches
1 Black Angelfish
1 Banjo Catfish
Lots of shrimp
My 70g
1 Siamese Algae Eater
4 Peppered Corydora, 1 Green Corydora
2 Wood Shrimp
3 Red Eye Tetra
1 Raphael Catfish
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post #4 of 16 Old 08-03-2009, 12:17 PM
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Had a couple male Guppies in with my Angel at one point I believe....no problems. It depends on the Angel, some can be total sweethearts and others can get mean. I assume the guppy died of some sort of injury....?

What to definitely not keep with Angels are any sort of fish that may nip fins or fish that are very, very active like Danios.
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post #5 of 16 Old 08-03-2009, 04:31 PM
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My angels destroy most fish smaller than them...guppies especially. They seem to get along well with my mollies as long as the mollies give them space. Gouramis have worked ok for me for going on 8 months now as well. Your experience could be different, but to my angels guppies=food. My angels are about as far from being angels as can be though...by far the most aggressive fish I've ever seen short of other cichlids and piranhas. "sadisticmeanassdevilfishthateatalot" would be a more appropriate name for mine.
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lol Herky

I think I must be lucky then, I've never had one problem with my Angel going after any of my other fish, even when I had guppies in the tank.
....Than again, I only have one Angel. Perhaps this contributes to it....?
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post #7 of 16 Old 08-03-2009, 04:42 PM
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Could be, with the amount of them I have...some days it's like a war zone. I suspect they will mellow out a bit when I get them a bigger space to live in. I was thinking 75 gallon...but them I'm like...100 gallon is just a little bigger...and I have room... *sigh* Decisions, decisions. I plan on getting a video camera soon, when I do I'll post some videos of my angelfish eating bloodworms or brine shrimp...or better yet...baby guppies or mollies...It will bring you a whole new definition of feeding frenzy. Its amazing to watch.
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post #8 of 16 Old 08-03-2009, 04:52 PM
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Perhaps thats just it. My Angel just doesn't know he's supposed to be a vicious Cichlid because hes kept with calm fish, he thinks he's my little puppy
Ahhh, so lucky....largest thing I'd have room for would be a 55 :/ I'd soooooo go with a 75+ if I could. The bigger the better dude, if you can afford it
Is it vicious enough to be made into a documentary on Animal Planet entitled 'When Angels become Devils?' I'd love to see a vid of that

....And here we go, taking over another bored xDD
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post #9 of 16 Old 08-03-2009, 04:55 PM
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Yeah, we have a tendency to do that huh? Maybe not quite documentary level...It would be over too fast. My angels also destroyed a betta when they were younger because I let the pet store convince me that "bettas are good community fish". Riiiiiigggghhht.
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post #10 of 16 Old 08-03-2009, 05:04 PM
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Indeed, seems we do. And thats what slow motion is for Wonder what kind of software you'd need to do that....
Now, my Angel did 'stalk' my betta when he was in the 50....quite hilarious really, never any damage done, Angel always stayed a distance away.....but would just sort of tail the Betta all over the place
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