Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources (http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/)
-   Cichlids (http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/cichlids/)
-   -   angelfish and schoals? (http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/cichlids/angelfish-schoals-109096/)

Aoibhell 07-30-2012 03:24 PM

angelfish and schoals?
 
What kind of schoal can I house with angelfish that won't annoy them too much? Also, are they compatible with botia loaches?

thenewguy 08-15-2012 09:31 PM

hi. 8-) I am not very experienced in this fishkeeping world, but i do know i thing or two about compatability. Angelicus Botia should be fine with angelfish and as for schooling fish, it really depends on tank size but any type of fish would be ok as long as they arent known fin-nippers. I would personally go with either barbs or tetras. barbs are good because they are semi-aggressive just like the angels, tetras are good overall with any type of fish but tetras are usually more nippy

Aoibhell 08-15-2012 09:41 PM

thanks for the advice. I decided to go with a small group of rummy nosed tetras & zebra loaches.

thenewguy 08-15-2012 09:46 PM

ok. keep me posted about ur tank :-) i am currently working on one that has (or will have) 6 bloodfin tetras, 3-4 julii corys, 1 bristlenose pleco, and 1 bolivian ram.

Aoibhell 08-15-2012 09:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thenewguy (Post 1201326)
hi. 8-) I am not very experienced in this fishkeeping world, but i do know i thing or two about compatability. Angelicus Botia should be fine with angelfish and as for schooling fish, it really depends on tank size but any type of fish would be ok as long as they arent known fin-nippers. I would personally go with either barbs or tetras. barbs are good because they are semi-aggressive just like the angels, tetras are good overall with any type of fish but tetras are usually more nippy

Quote:

Originally Posted by thenewguy (Post 1201355)
ok. keep me posted about ur tank :-) i am currently working on one that has (or will have) 6 bloodfin tetras, 3-4 julii corys, 1 bristlenose pleco, and 1 bolivian ram.

Nice!

I'll be getting a bolivian ram, too :) Also a keyhole, and a rainbow cichlid if I can find one.

thenewguy 08-15-2012 11:10 PM

gotta love bolivian rams!:-D i like em alot more than german blue rams

Byron 08-16-2012 03:45 PM

As you are relatively new to the forum, first let me welcome you.:-D

And second, let me point you to our fish and plant profiles, under the second tab from the left in the blue bar across the top of the page. Each profile provides compatibility info where relevant. If the name is used in a post exactly as it appears in the profile, it will shade, example Pterophyllum scalare, and you can click it for the profile.

The one thing so far suggested that I would avoid with angelfish are barbs. Some can be nippy so obviously they would not work, but all of them are fairly active fish, and this can unsettle sedate fish like angels. Danio also should be avoided. The quieter tetra work, if you stay with the disk-shaped (avoiding the nippers) and not the linear species which will often be eaten. The rasbora work too.

The rummynose tetra are linear, so this is a risk depending upon the size of the tetra and the angelfish. Mature-sized rummys in the tank when juvenile angels are introduced would perhaps work, though when the angels attain their max it is not predictable. The profile has more options.

Byron.

Aoibhell 08-16-2012 03:51 PM

I plan on getting the rummys first to allow them to grow a bit, then I will get the smallest angel I can find. I've been told that if you add the angel after the other fish, it may cut down on the territorial aggression.

I'll be keeping my fingers crossed..

Byron 08-16-2012 09:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Aoibhell (Post 1202195)
I plan on getting the rummys first to allow them to grow a bit, then I will get the smallest angel I can find. I've been told that if you add the angel after the other fish, it may cut down on the territorial aggression.

I'll be keeping my fingers crossed..

Territorial aggression among the angelfish is not the same thing as the predatory nature of angelfish to smaller fish. I suggested what i did thinking of the size factor, but one can't prevent a fish from being predatory when nature programs that into it.

Angelfish should always be added together, never a couple now and more later; that is the territorial issue which is strong.

Aoibhell 08-16-2012 09:50 PM

I only plan on adding 1 angel... I've heard 3 was bad and that they should be either single or in groups of 5. 5 would crowd my tank too much, so I'm opting for the single.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:45 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2