10-05-2011, 03:47 PM
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Originally Posted by rjwwrx
My danio have actually settled down a bit since I added the rasboras. I definitely wanted the red tailed shark but will stay away from it with this tank.
Is it essential that I have a group of scalare angelfish? Also, will the addition of 6 or so corys be ok?
Thanks for all the advise and information.
Corys are fine; you have space, i would go for maybe 9-12. They can be mixed species; there are many available though depending upon your local stores you might have to wait for some of the nicer/rarer species, or buy online which is easy if you're in the USA. Minimum 3 of a species with multiple species works well, or 5-6 of each species. The more the merrier. Corys are very social fish and interact a great deal, within species and between species.
Angelfish are shoaling fish, and thus "expect" to be in a group. I wuold not keep one on its own unless it was very old and the last survivor of a group or something. They have social interactions too, and a hierarchy. Three is absolute minimum, unless you want a breeding pair. Try to get a male and two females, though in young fish this can be difficult. The diameter of the breeding tube is how you tell. You can mix varieties, so five mixed would be interesting. The more there are, the less likely one will be "picked on" to the point of death.