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xxthrwitdwnxx 05-06-2007 10:43 PM

What is the ideal temp
 
for a common freshwater angelfish form a petsmart

herefishy 05-06-2007 10:46 PM

Most tropicals like the temperature to be from 76-82 degrees Fahrenheit. I keep my angels at 80 degrees.

xxthrwitdwnxx 05-06-2007 10:52 PM

some up date i plan on getting some angle fish, bala sharks, red tail shark theres is enought hiding places its really planted not live plants but lots of cover

Lupin 05-06-2007 10:56 PM

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Originally Posted by xxthrwitdwnxx
some up date i plan on getting some angle fish, bala sharks, red tail shark theres is enought hiding places its really planted not live plants but lots of cover

Please contemplate further on balas. They will not suit most average private aquaria and are better off in a public aquaria.

herefishy 05-06-2007 10:56 PM

Nix the red tails. Balas are rather hard to keep. Try rasboras, rainbows, or maybe danios. Dwarf cichkids are also a good choice for angels as are festivums.

leifthebunny 05-06-2007 11:23 PM

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Originally Posted by herefishy
Nix the red tails. Balas are rather hard to keep. Try rasboras, rainbows, or maybe danios. Dwarf cichkids are also a good choice for angels as are festivums.

Agree on the RTS, they tend to be quite aggressive. Rasboras, Rainbows & Danios would be a good choice as they tend to be fairly placid. I would avoid African cichlids, but the South American Cichlids such as Geophagus, Apistogrammas, and such are relatively safe with Angels.


herefishy: Can you please clarify Balas as being hard to keep? I know they tend to get quite large (some reports up to 16"), but I've read that they are pretty hearty.

herefishy 05-11-2007 07:26 PM

Balas are very temperamental when it comes to fluctuations in water conditions. Good hygiene is a must. Also, any temperature problems,rapid rising or falling, a heater that goes bad, ect, can be devastating.

leifthebunny 05-13-2007 11:22 AM

Thanks. I had to lower the temp on the AC in the house already as the 12 gallon tanks were shooting above 80 and it's only in the 60s here right now for temps. I've got my heater and such on UPS systems because the power in my area has flaky throughput.


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