03-16-2011, 07:16 PM
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Originally Posted by ginagv
If I decided to take the 4 angels back, what would you suggest as a centerpiece? My water is hard, so a large school of neons or cardinals are out.. I had zebra danios at one point, but they were so fast and frantic they stressed out the entire tank..
So I guess... something either that is calm and colorful in a large group, that would be ok being in open water as well as with the rocks, wood and plants in the tank or a larger single calm fish.
Otherwise I have a tank full of bottom dwellers lol.. even the cherry barbs stay low in the plants...
or.. no one has really answered this.. if I get a couple of the angels i have to pair off and take the other 2 that don't pair off back, would the 2 that I keep be calm as long as they are not spawning?
I still suggest keeping all four and not just a pair. They are shoaling fish, and unless you want to spawn them and raise the fry, 4 is better. If two do pair up, it will be better for other fish in the tank to have the 4 as the pair's aggression (which will intensify during spawning times which will be regular) will be more spread out.
In basic harder water, rainbowfish are ideal. They are larger, shoaling fish so a group of 7 in your 55g would work. And very peaceful to other fish. Check out our profiles, we have 3 species so far, under Athernids. I would get rid of all 4 angels if you go with rainbowfish.