04-20-2011, 12:36 PM
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I had a angelfish in my community tank and it did a great job keeping the fry down. I would get rid of all the floating plants where the babies hide in most of the time. That could be the reason also why you have so many fry. I would just keep all male guppies only as the females are mostly a bland color. This will do away with excess fry. Mix male guppies with platy males, or Balloon molly males,You will not have any babies born and have a nice group of livebearers that look nice. With this group you can get a small Harleqen Rasborao group of 4 or more depending on your tank size, Neon tetras, Glow light tetras, I have a schooling group of 9 neon tetras in my Black & Blue Themed 30 gal. bowfront tank.
I have the following fish in that tank:
9 Neon tetras
1 Male Blue Tiger endler- Soon to get a female or 2 shipped from aquabid
1 Female Blk. Balloon bellied molly
1 Blue eyed bushy nosed pleco
3 Amano shrimps
1 Cory catfish
Soon to be shipped 3 Blue Neon Wag Platies
Soon to be shipped 1 Blue Wag Swordtail Female
I used to have a 55 gal. but downsized to a planted 30 gal. Anglefishs are great for fry control. Only get 1 as 2 may breed and many not be good with the tetras. I had a nice group of harleqen tetras which are bigger in size and Glow light tetras and the anglefish was the size of a quarter when I got it and great up with the smaller fish. It grew to about 6" before I rehomed it at a auction. I miss the angelfish it was a blushing angelfish and it had a nice personality and would follow you around when you passed the tank or looked in like a dog. It also liked to follow a red lazer pointer around in the tank.
If breeding gets out of hand I ship to a friend on aquabid that sells fish, rehome on craigslist, rehome at the San Diego Tropical Fish Soc. auction that I'm a member of. I can alway ad a blue gouarmi to my Black & Blue themed tank
I'm glad that you decided to get an angelfish as every community tank should have 1 bigger show piece fish mixed in with the smaller fish. I also like the Gouarmi's, Right now I have 2 dwarf honey gourmi's in my 6 gal. that are no bigger then my Crystal red shrimps they are so cute.Will post pictures of those cute dwarf gouarmi's in next thread.
Last edited by eileen; 04-20-2011 at 12:55 PM..