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Austin 07-17-2013 05:16 AM

Do I need to put all my angels in at once?
 
So, I decided to put maybe 6 angels in together and see if I can get a pair. It seems like most of the LFSs here have only a few in stock at a time. In that case, I may need to get them at different times and different places. I know angelfish can be territorial, so would it be okay to introduce them at different times, maybe within the time span of a few weeks? Or would they not get along? I also don't want to overload the bacteria and get a mini-cycle. Thanks :))

Boredomb 07-17-2013 02:19 PM

Depends on the size of the Angels. Juveniles you might be alright doing that. It also depends on the attitudes of the Angels. Usually its best to add them all at once due to them making hierarchy and forming territories. Once they do that any new additions may not be welcomed.

rexpepper651 07-17-2013 02:43 PM

i had a problem with my angels. when they were kiddies. i had 4 angels i got a 2 weeks apart and well ive had two angels ever since... dont know if the other ones attacked and killed em ( looks like they were killed missing all fins) all at once is best choice.

Austin 07-17-2013 02:45 PM

:( hmmm it will be difficult to find 5-6 that I like at the same time.

Boredomb 07-17-2013 02:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Austin (Post 2574322)
:( hmmm it will be difficult to find 5-6 that I like at the same time.

Could you not talk to the store owner and ask him/her to order you 5-6?? That way you could get them at once.

rexpepper651 07-17-2013 02:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Boredomb (Post 2574402)
Could you not talk to the store owner and ask him/her to order you 5-6?? That way you could get them at once.

i know theres a store by me who has at least 60 babies in stock at all times

rexpepper651 07-17-2013 03:00 PM

sorry just had to rub it in :P if you have big chain stores like petco an stuff ask them when they order their fish and tell them you want 6 they will order them for you

Austin 07-17-2013 05:37 PM

I may ask petco. The store was very nice when I went; I was shocked. Everything looked healthy and the fishwall person and the manager all seemed very helpful to order any fish I want. :)

The thing is that I am looking for a particular color. I want the ones that are silver with black stripes or very dark marbled or black. I don't really like the white color as much. I'm not sure they'd be able to order specific colors, since usually they have a variety? Or be willing to order extra just so I can be picky and possibly not even purchase them?

Also, right now I only have a platy in my 50g tank. It appears to be cycled-- no ammonia or nitrites, but has nitrates, but I am not sure the tank can handle adding that many fish added at once. :0

Boredomb 07-17-2013 06:15 PM

Do you have plants in this tank? What size is it??

jaysee 07-17-2013 06:35 PM

You would probably have better luck ordering from aquabid, as far as getting specific colors.


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