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Flint 05-08-2014 11:20 AM

Angelfish 20 Gallon High Stocking Ideas
 
I just purchased a single angelfish for my 20H and am looking for ideas for other tankmates. I would like a clown pleco for sure but am looking at bottom dwellers and mid-topshoaling fish as well. Was thinking panda cories and either black skirts or harlequin rasboras. Thoughts appreciated!
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keepsmiling 05-09-2014 05:24 AM

A 20 gallon tank is way too small for an adult angelfish. Do you have any plans for an upgrade?

Flint 05-09-2014 07:23 AM

It's plenty large enough for a single adult angelfish. It's not a 20 long it's a 20 tall.
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keepsmiling 05-09-2014 07:25 AM

Good luck with that. Just please, watch this video. Consider the fish.
This is a 75 gallon tank with adult angels.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyD1KZMUsIc

Crazyfish 05-09-2014 07:46 AM

I don't know why a 20 gallon would be too small for angelfish.... could easily put 2 angels in a 20 gallon tall. Just make sure your angels are small or your rasboras are big as my angels threaten to eat harlequins but they can't due to size.

Flint 05-09-2014 08:35 AM

Many people breed angels in 20Hs. It's not inadequate space for a single adult angel by any means. Could he be happier in a larger tank? Of course. A platy would be happier in a 55 rather than a 10 but it isn't necessary for survival, growth and to thrive. Everyone has different views on this matter, however. General rule of thumb for stocking angels is 15 gallons per fish.
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jaysee 05-09-2014 08:51 AM

Angelfish 20 Gallon High Stocking Ideas
 
I wouldn't say you could EASILY keep 2 angels in a 20 high, but as flint said people breed angels in 20H tanks. HOWEVER, breeding them in a tank and keeping them in a community in such a sized tank are not the same thing.

Having seen full grown angels, I surely wouldn't want to put more than 1 in a 20 gallon, and even that's pushing it hard IMO. But that's my opinion, based on my extremely limited experience with angels.


Black skirts are too big for a 20 IMO.

Flint 05-09-2014 08:56 AM

You know I push stocking limits, Jaysee. Lol What would you recommend as a mid-top level shoaling fish with an angel in a 20?
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jaysee 05-09-2014 09:02 AM

Black neons and panda Corys.

Flint 05-09-2014 11:22 AM

The neons won't be lunch?
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