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CinBos 11-09-2012 03:55 PM

When buying angelfish...
 
When buying angelfish for my 55gal, can I get different types? And if I do, will they still pair up if they are different?

djembekah 11-09-2012 04:11 PM

as long as they're all one species (like scalare, which is usually what you find at pet stores) you can get all different colors.

Byron 11-11-2012 02:22 PM

Agree. But remember, all fish should be acquired at the same time, and be close to the same size to negate bullying possibilities. This applies whether the fish are silver, marble, black, or whatever. All of these varieties are developed from the one wild species, Pterophyllum scalare. To the best of my knowledge, the other two species are only available in the natural form (and will be wild caught in most cases, unlike the scalare variants).

fish joey 11-11-2012 07:35 PM

Good to know also considering some angels Thanks! :-D

CinBos 11-11-2012 07:37 PM

I boight 3 at once at once, cause that was all they had, so I think I may bu 2 more here an a couple days
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Geomancer 11-11-2012 07:38 PM

Yep, I agree.

I have 4 different color variants in my 125g, and a stripped 'zerbra' and a yellow have paired off and spawned 3 times in the last two months.

Geomancer 11-11-2012 07:39 PM

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Originally Posted by CinBos (Post 1307211)
I boight 3 at once at once, cause that was all they had, so I think I may bu 2 more here an a couple days
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A few days is fine, especially if they are still really small (like quarter sized).

CinBos 11-11-2012 07:41 PM

Definitly a quarter size, the next 2 I will try to make a little bigger
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Geomancer 11-12-2012 07:55 PM

They grow quickly. I'm still amazed at how large mine are now. I look at the pictures of them when they were quarter sized and can't believe it. They are getting to be palm sized now.

CinBos 11-12-2012 08:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Geomancer (Post 1308542)
They grow quickly. I'm still amazed at how large mine are now. I look at the pictures of them when they were quarter sized and can't believe it. They are getting to be palm sized now.

How long would you say it took from 1/4 size to palm size?

I went ahead and got one more. The new one is slightly bigger than the rest, so there shouldnt be too many issues.
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