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TrashmanNYC 01-16-2008 10:10 PM

Angelfish/20g hex
 
Would angelfish work in a 20g hex?......i know the height would be good for them, but not sure if the "footprint" would work out.........

Robb

GregV 01-16-2008 10:23 PM

A pair when they are small would work, but generally 2 males would not work in this setup - or if the female rejects the male this would not work out to well either.

I beleave the general rule of thumb is 25 gallon per angel fish at their full size so keep that in mind.

Lupin 01-16-2008 10:28 PM

Unless the angelfish are a bonafide pair, there is no way you can determine their sexes. A pair can work if they are spawning but I would not use that tank for them long-term.

TrashmanNYC 01-16-2008 11:40 PM

Thanks, i was just curious........this is an old setup that i have laying around..........i might be giving it to a friend, but im not sure if she is gonna want to keep up with the maintenance so i might keep it..........
what could be stocked in this tank? any suggestions?

Thanks......
Robb

GregV 01-17-2008 12:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Lupin
Unless the angelfish are a bonafide pair, there is no way you can determine their sexes. A pair can work if they are spawning but I would not use that tank for them long-term.

thanks loopy fogot to mention angels are identicle, and impossible to tell male from female until they breed.

for a 20- any kind of rasbora - lots of tetras - a few danios -rams-apistos - hatchets - guppys - the list is endless.

Lupin 01-17-2008 02:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TrashmanNYC
Thanks, i was just curious........this is an old setup that i have laying around..........i might be giving it to a friend, but im not sure if she is gonna want to keep up with the maintenance so i might keep it..........
what could be stocked in this tank? any suggestions?

Thanks......
Robb

Robb, I hate to say it but I hate hex tanks. They just do not give a lot of fish species plenty of room to swim. Danios, rasboras, tetras, hatchets, and plenty others need plenty of swimming space. Length is more important than height. Fish don't swim up and down a lot of times. I'd ditch that tank and get a 20 gallons long tank or even bigger.

TrashmanNYC 01-17-2008 09:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Lupin
Quote:

Originally Posted by TrashmanNYC
Thanks, i was just curious........this is an old setup that i have laying around..........i might be giving it to a friend, but im not sure if she is gonna want to keep up with the maintenance so i might keep it..........
what could be stocked in this tank? any suggestions?

Thanks......
Robb

Robb, I hate to say it but I hate hex tanks. They just do not give a lot of fish species plenty of room to swim. Danios, rasboras, tetras, hatchets, and plenty others need plenty of swimming space. Length is more important than height. Fish don't swim up and down a lot of times. I'd ditch that tank and get a 20 gallons long tank or even bigger.

Thats what i figured, just thought i would ask since i have it.........

GregV 01-17-2008 10:42 AM

I agree but to a point, a 20 gal hex has about the same lenth swimming area as a 10 gallon tank, so if your worried about that, figure on what you can put in a 10 gallon length wize as a rule of thumb.

the thing with hexes tho, is that although they have many corners the tank is more round, and i am a beleaver that a round tank or round swimming area can be as benificial as rectangular tank, so i do think that a big enough hex will not hurt/be inhumane for your fish.

just somthing to consider....

TrashmanNYC 01-18-2008 09:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GregV
I agree but to a point, a 20 gal hex has about the same lenth swimming area as a 10 gallon tank, so if your worried about that, figure on what you can put in a 10 gallon length wize as a rule of thumb.

the thing with hexes tho, is that although they have many corners the tank is more round, and i am a beleaver that a round tank or round swimming area can be as benificial as rectangular tank, so i do think that a big enough hex will not hurt/be inhumane for your fish.

just somthing to consider....

any suggestions for stocking it?

Gage 02-18-2008 11:08 AM

a 20h is way to small for even one angelfish IMHO.

if i were you just try Apistogrammas or Mikrogeophagus spp.


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