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Old 02-06-2014, 02:59 PM   #11
 
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Lol. Good luck! I just know my pair of angels tried to kill each other when they weren't spawning, and other fish when they were.
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Old 02-06-2014, 03:14 PM   #12
 
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Cherry barbs are probaly my favorite schooling fish. Very beautiful, active , and plenty of personality. Also they are large enough to not be too easy of a target for angelfish.
I love angelfish, but be careful- little ones can change personality as they grow!
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Old 02-06-2014, 03:21 PM   #13
 
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Lol. Good luck! I just know my pair of angels tried to kill each other when they weren't spawning, and other fish when they were.
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I guess I'll have to wait and see when they reach adulthood. For now, they look cute swimming the length of the tank side by side. Hopefully they will leave my school of fish alone. Which is why I want a school that's fast and hardy. So far I'm leaning towards the Rummy Noses....
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Old 02-06-2014, 05:35 PM   #14
 
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Meh you all are so negative about angelfish! Not all of them kill each other!

For cardinals I'm not sure. I used I think that they wouldn't be good with angels (although I have neon tetras, which is kinda an experiment...), I saw some huge ones recently that probably would have been big enough.

PH 7 won't do much to stop them ;)
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Old 02-06-2014, 10:17 PM   #15
 
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If you keep the tank well planted, the schooling fish will have plenty of cover away from your spawning angels.
I've been chatting lots with angel folks about getting some schooling fish and most stated that if they got smaller schooling fish while the angels were small, the angels grew up not attempting to eat the fish. Especially when you keep your fish well fed ;)
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Old 02-06-2014, 10:37 PM   #16
 
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Hi Crazyfish! Welcome to TFK! Looks like you're getting some good suggestions!

I hope you don't mind if I ask a *slightly* off topic question or two? I don't keep any of the same fish that you do, but I read a lot of threads around here, and always want to learn more. ^__^

I'm curious to hear thoughts on if the height of this tank may become a cause for concern as these fish age. . . kind of the reverse of what we typically see. . .

Is this tank TALL enough for angels at full height?
Will the RTS become a problem for his tankmates as they grow?
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Old 02-07-2014, 12:16 AM   #17
 
The height of the tank is 18 inches which should be ok for the Angels but I am worried that the shark may get territorial and run the whole tank. Right now they seem to be getting along like the 3 musketeers. I've read that with RTS, it's hit or miss on aggressiveness. I haven't seen this one chase anything yet but it is still young.
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Old 02-07-2014, 12:53 AM   #18
 
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Personally, the sharks swimming habits is much more different than the angels and it may stress them out as they mature.
When schooling fish are comfortable and feel safe, they're not speeding around like you see in stores. So they're actually calmer and suited well with fish like angels.

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Old 02-07-2014, 01:50 AM   #19
 
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My biggest worry is the size of the tank with the angels and other fish. Not really prime real estate for everyone.
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Old 02-07-2014, 01:56 AM   #20
 
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Oh! 18 inches! Standard 33g tanks are listed at around the 12-13" mark in height. I was having a hard time picturing a full-grown angel and a full grown RTS so close below. o.O
Is it the standard 4 feet long?

From what I've seen around RTS often get quite grumpy when they hit maturity, but seem sweet as juvies. . . many of our members have run into trouble with these fish long after bringing them home. Glad that you're keeping a close watch on things!

Good point about the swimming styles, Fishy. . .
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