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post #11 of 16 Old 02-23-2009, 03:51 AM
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probably stressed the hell out

If someone was using a pocket knife to slowly take off my extremities, i would probably be in a shock for a while.
Your analogy is lost on me. The temp drop was not slow, it happened overnight.Fish don't respond well to sudden temp changes which happen Quickly. Also if the tank does not provide places for angelfish to feel secure they will use what's there. I might try and provide some artificial tall plants along the back glass with space enough behind them for fish to swim. Maybe some floating plants as well. Maybe some more driftwood. Live plants would make them more comfortable as well .

The most important medication in your fish medicine cabinet is.. Clean water.
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Your analogy is lost on me. The temp drop was not slow, it happened overnight.Fish don't respond well to sudden temp changes which happen Quickly. Also if the tank does not provide places for angelfish to feel secure they will use what's there. I might try and provide some artificial tall plants along the back glass with space enough behind them for fish to swim. Maybe some floating plants as well. Maybe some more driftwood. Live plants would make them more comfortable as well .
I am lost on that analogy as well. Makes sense, I have plants in the tank.

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-5x Velvet Red Swordtail
-3x Albino Cory Cat
-3x Clown Loach
-3x Black Mollie
-1x Red Tailed Shark
-1x General Pleco
-1x Snail

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post #13 of 16 Old 02-23-2009, 12:13 PM
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I know this is going to sound wierd, but i think i posted in the wrong FORUM, not even the wrong thread or anything like that. Totally different site.

Im not sure, i was drinking and really tired last night. lol
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post #14 of 16 Old 02-23-2009, 12:18 PM
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Could not remember any mention of plants in your tank but I may have missed it.(not unusual) Not three feet from my desk here at work is 29 gal with eight baby angelfish whose bodies are no bigger than your thumbnail. I placed some fake bamboo grass on the surface along with live crypt,anubia,and java fern. They swim all over the tank but when I remove the fake floating bamboo grass for water changes and cleaning (sand) they dart for cover of crypt and anubia which is growing from driftwood. I also have fake plants along the back glass that go from substrate to the surface and the fish hide there as well while tank maint is performed. My plan is to take these fish that were a gift from one of the ladies in the office home to largertanks once they get some size on them and outside temp is more suitable for transport. I would try to add as much plants alive ,or fake, to the tank and see if they don't come out to explore a little more. Your water parameters appear to be in order just mind your water and fish will do the rest.

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Could not remember any mention of plants in your tank but I may have missed it.(not unusual) Not three feet from my desk here at work is 29 gal with eight baby angelfish whose bodies are no bigger than your thumbnail. I placed some fake bamboo grass on the surface along with live crypt,anubia,and java fern. They swim all over the tank but when I remove the fake floating bamboo grass for water changes and cleaning (sand) they dart for cover of crypt and anubia which is growing from driftwood. I also have fake plants along the back glass that go from substrate to the surface and the fish hide there as well while tank maint is performed. My plan is to take these fish that were a gift from one of the ladies in the office home to largertanks once they get some size on them and outside temp is more suitable for transport. I would try to add as much plants alive ,or fake, to the tank and see if they don't come out to explore a little more. Your water parameters appear to be in order just mind your water and fish will do the rest.
Yes, well I have fake ones. Yes, im 90% sure my water is ok, just water temp is a concern and I will be sure to add a few more plants.

55 Gallon

-10x Zebra Danio
-3x Angelfish
-5x Velvet Red Swordtail
-3x Albino Cory Cat
-3x Clown Loach
-3x Black Mollie
-1x Red Tailed Shark
-1x General Pleco
-1x Snail

10 Gallon

Quarantine

37 Gallon (Wanted)

Not Sure

150 Gallon (Wanted)

-5x Bala Shark
-2x Neon Blue Goarami
-5x Clown Loach
-1x Black Knife Ghost
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post #16 of 16 Old 02-25-2009, 08:08 PM
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From what I understand Angels are more active in warmer water, say 80. Also like evryone is saying, more plants. I don't know about the driftwood. I have plants along the back and on the sides for when they like to chill. The light seems to make mine go behind the plants unless they are looking for a meal.
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