I'm new to the site and also fairly new to the hobby. (Had my two 10g tanks for a bit over 1 1/2 years, starting my 55g now)
I set up a 55g planted tank which is currently circulating. Now I'm researching what fish I can stock it with. I always hoped to have some Scalare Angelfish, but here is the problem: The more I research, the more confused I am.
1. I read they should be kept in small groups of at least 4, but then I see posts and pictures of hobbyists that keep only a pair. Suggestions?
2. A staff member at the pet store said I could keep at least two angelfish in a 55g tank, even with a few other fish. Is that true? If so, how many other fish could I include?
3. I read that angelfish can be kept with smaller fish (like neon tetras) if they are introduced into the tank when still small. Is that a good idea?
Any help is appreciated. As much as I would love to have angelfish, I also want to make sure I can provide them a good home.
So if general consensus is that a 55g is not large enough (or something else isn't suitable), I'll look for other options.