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post #1 of 12 Old 03-15-2017, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
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Angelfish mummy

I've previously owned barbs and currently have 3 angelfish
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post #2 of 12 Old 03-16-2017, 06:55 AM
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Welcome to the group. I have a few angels great fish and normally work well in any tank.

Lots of knowledge so feel free to ask questions.


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post #3 of 12 Old 03-16-2017, 01:47 PM Thread Starter
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I am actually having a few problems with them at the moment, the three I have were getting along so well but then the biggest of the three started chasing and swimming into the smallest until now the smallest is hiding in a corner behind a plant and hasn't came out all night or day, have you ever had any bullying with yours to solve?
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post #4 of 12 Old 03-16-2017, 02:23 PM
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Depending on the size it could be time for breeding and once a 2 pair off they can be very aggressive. I have a tank with 7 angels and 4 other SA cichilds(female) so far no one has paired off but if they do I will have to pull them for sure. As far as what to do you can add more hiding places but that doesn't always work, the best option is to pull the one being bullied and see if the LFS will allow you to trade him for a different type of fish or just move him to another tank.


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post #5 of 12 Old 03-16-2017, 02:31 PM Thread Starter
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I'm going to get three more fish once my larger tank has finished cycling, but I'm concerned because he's not eating that's why he's smaller than the other two I don't know how to get him eating
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post #6 of 12 Old 03-16-2017, 02:39 PM
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If you want the 2nd tank to cycle put the filter on the first tank, Run both filters for 2 weeks and then move the filter over to the new tank and it will be cycled.

but back to the angels, yes once you have one that is smaller he will get less food, less food means he will grow less so he will stay smaller. It isn't pretty but it works the same with all fish. The largest fish will eat the most and grow faster so he will always be the largest. You can try feeding heavy so more falls to the bottom but then you can get a dirty tank, or you can feed something that sinks fast so he can eat while he is hiding.


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post #7 of 12 Old 03-16-2017, 02:46 PM Thread Starter
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And you think he'll be okay for two weeks if I get more plants and sinking food?
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And you think he'll be okay for two weeks if I get more plants and sinking food?

Honestly I can't say I have seen fish get along fine for weeks and one night they will kill each other. My gut would be no he won't last 2 weeks. The fish are very pretty I saw the pics in the other thread but I can't sex angels I'm not that good with them.

If it was me I would divide the tank or move the smaller fish. You can make a DIY divider with a sheet of light defuser (aka egg crate) most hardware stores carry it for $12 per sheet in the lighting section. That will keep the fish apart and reduce the stress on the little one until the other tank is done.

If you don't have a tank you can use a rubbermaid tote or large plastic tub. The main thing is to get the new filter cycled depending on what type of filter you are currently using you can use that to seed the new filter. What type of filter are you currently running on the 25g tank the angels are in now?


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post #9 of 12 Old 03-16-2017, 04:23 PM Thread Starter
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No worries I'll have a go at what you've said thanks for the advice! I'll let you know if there's anything else
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post #10 of 12 Old 03-18-2017, 08:39 AM Thread Starter
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So I divided the tank to stop the other fish getting to him, he finally ate one flake but then nothing more and now he's just been lying on the bottom of the tank often upside down and his skin looks like it's peeling off, I don't want to give him he wrong medicine or expose my other two fish to any disease he may have, can anyone help me diagnose him?
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