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post #11 of 28 Old 07-24-2012, 07:23 PM Thread Starter
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my new tank not set up yet though was thinking of adding all the fish at the same time
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ok ive got my tank cycling, can i ask you byron if u were to put angels(4) into a tank my size what schooling fish would you pick? and how much? need help, im maybe thinking glowlight but unsure
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ok ive got my tank cycling, can i ask you byron if u were to put angels(4) into a tank my size what schooling fish would you pick? and how much? need help, im maybe thinking glowlight but unsure
I believe I responded to this in post #6. And i would introduce the angelfish last, after the other fish were settled for a few weeks. And make sure all the angels go in together as a group, for the reason noted in the profile.

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I believe I responded to this in post #6. And i would introduce the angelfish last, after the other fish were settled for a few weeks. And make sure all the angels go in together as a group, for the reason noted in the profile.
sorry mate, my bad. might look out for some black neons, glowlight or some rummynose.. or maybe a small schoal of each haha
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I believe I responded to this in post #6. And i would introduce the angelfish last, after the other fish were settled for a few weeks. And make sure all the angels go in together as a group, for the reason noted in the profile.
will add them last, but thinking, because 1 of my angels picks on the other and its like half the size of the other, was thinking of putting the smaller one in first along with everything else ill be adding (when i decide) so he has a bit of time to grow by himself and then add the othwr 3 angels in a week or so, good idea?
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The fish isn't going to grow much in a week.

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The fish isn't going to grow much in a week.
yeah i know, but more to establish himself?
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post #18 of 28 Old 08-02-2012, 08:50 AM
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interesting forum. i also was looking for compatible fish for angels i have 3 adult angels . i'm thinking rummynose or black neons.will have to check them out. thanks for all the info.
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interesting forum. i also was looking for compatible fish for angels i have 3 adult angels . i'm thinking rummynose or black neons.will have to check them out. thanks for all the info.
Generally speaking, the "linear" tetra are not good with angels who see them as food. Neons, cardinals, black neons, rummys, glowlights...these are linear. By contrast, better tankmates are the disk-shaped tetra like Rosy, Roberts, the Phantoms, etc. A few will fin nip so these have to be avoided, but the others such as those mentioned are usually OK.

The size of the angels can affect this; mature angels in their tank will own the tank, and new fish are much more likely to be targeted, esp as newly acquired fish are almost always juvenile and thus smaller.

We have fish profiles here, with info on all this included.

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post #20 of 28 Old 08-02-2012, 01:06 PM
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thanks byron i figured as much when i went to links. my other thought was swordtails. but i might have to wait i learn alot in these forums.
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