Originally Posted by Joe1985
i just got myself a 4ft 59 gal tank and am thinking about adding my 4 angels, 1 Clown Loach
and my 4 bristlenose plecos into it, does anyone have any ideas of what else i can add that wouldnt cause too much chaos? is there any americans i can add?
any help would greatly appreciate thanks
I have a few questions I'd like to ask before giving you any stocking suggestions.
I need to some know water parameters for the water you will be using for the fish tanks.
Do you know your gH or kH? If you don't you can find this information by contacting your local water company or taking a water sample to a Local Fish Store.
What is your pH Level?
What tank do you currently have these fish in right now, how big is it?
Just from what you have given so far, I would say to keep the Clown Loachs in the tank their in right now. They don't necessary go well with Angels because they are active swimmers. Here is some more information on them. Compatibility/Temperament:
Peaceful when maintained as a group in larger aquaria with suitably sized non-aggressive fish such as the larger peaceful barbs, danios, rasbora and cichlids; not recommended with angelfish or Discus
due to their level of activity. Not a fish for the smaller (under 6 feet) home aquarium. A highly social fish, it must be kept in a group of at least five or six; with fewer than this, subordinate fish of the group will be harassed and other fish in the aquarium may be attacked particularly as the fish matures.
Read more: Clown Loach (Chromobotia macracanthus) Profile
You only have one so he is lonely, they like to be in groups of 5-6 at the least. You could consider making them the main fish for your other tank. How big is the other tank?
Also, are your Bristlenoses ever aggresive towards one another? Males tend to be territorial, especially in smaller tanks. There is a lot of information here on the profiles for Bristlenose Pleco
. Just click on the Grey name.
I would say suitable companions (water parameters permitting) for an Angel fish would be something like a School of Harlequin Rasbora
, like 15-25 of them. You could also look into some Cory Catfish. Some species like the Julie and the Pandas would do great. You want all these fish to be in a group of at least 6. They will be healthier and happier this way.