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Angelfish in groups and paired with Rosy tetras and Cory's?
I've been looking to start a 75 gallon planted for a while now and I'm getting the chance next month for my birthday. I have already mapped out the plants, lighting, and substrate. I'm now looking at what fish I want in the tank and I plan to get angelfish, Cory catfish, and rosy tetras. However it seems people's opinions on angelfish vary immensely.
My questions are how many angels should you have when you start a tank?(I know 5 is what is recommended but everyone tells me ill end up with a pair and they'll kill the other angels)
Another question is how do you guys feel about rosy tetras and Cory's with angelfish?
Five to eight in 75 gallons would be good. they do need a shoal. i think that a smaller group would be more likely to kill each other. you can't force a pair after all. get them as babies, they'll grow up and a pecking order will form. if yiu threw two angels together that haven't formed a pair, they'd probably try to kill each other.
As for tetras, i do believe rosies fit the recommended shape for tetras to put with angels. cories do just fine with angels. they actually live in the same places as angels in the wild. mine definitely don't bug my angels.
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So they're pretty much a perfect pairing .
Well, nothing is ever certain but i would say its a good combination. include lots of plants and driftwood and leaf litter. Hiding spots are good.
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Angefish prefer slightly warmer temp's 80 to 82 Degree's F than the cory's appreciate, but Sterbai Corydoras seem to do well at temp's up to 82 degree's.(I have kept them with Discus at warmer temp's)
Most all other cory's would be much more comfortable,live longer,at cooler 72 to 76 degree's F.
Not sure of comfort zone for the rosy tetra's,but would aim for middle to lower temp range for these fish as well as opposed to upper range suggested/listed. IME
If I have both males and females will there always be a pair?
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