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Old 11-09-2012, 03:55 PM   #1
 
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When buying angelfish for my 55gal, can I get different types? And if I do, will they still pair up if they are different?
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Old 11-09-2012, 04:11 PM   #2
 
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as long as they're all one species (like scalare, which is usually what you find at pet stores) you can get all different colors.
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Old 11-11-2012, 02:22 PM   #3
 
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Agree. But remember, all fish should be acquired at the same time, and be close to the same size to negate bullying possibilities. This applies whether the fish are silver, marble, black, or whatever. All of these varieties are developed from the one wild species, Pterophyllum scalare. To the best of my knowledge, the other two species are only available in the natural form (and will be wild caught in most cases, unlike the scalare variants).
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:35 PM   #4
 
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Good to know also considering some angels Thanks!
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:37 PM   #5
 
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I boight 3 at once at once, cause that was all they had, so I think I may bu 2 more here an a couple days
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:38 PM   #6
 
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Yep, I agree.

I have 4 different color variants in my 125g, and a stripped 'zerbra' and a yellow have paired off and spawned 3 times in the last two months.
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:39 PM   #7
 
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I boight 3 at once at once, cause that was all they had, so I think I may bu 2 more here an a couple days
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A few days is fine, especially if they are still really small (like quarter sized).
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:41 PM   #8
 
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Definitly a quarter size, the next 2 I will try to make a little bigger
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:55 PM   #9
 
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They grow quickly. I'm still amazed at how large mine are now. I look at the pictures of them when they were quarter sized and can't believe it. They are getting to be palm sized now.
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:31 PM   #10
 
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They grow quickly. I'm still amazed at how large mine are now. I look at the pictures of them when they were quarter sized and can't believe it. They are getting to be palm sized now.
How long would you say it took from 1/4 size to palm size?

I went ahead and got one more. The new one is slightly bigger than the rest, so there shouldnt be too many issues.
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