2 or 5 Scalare Angelfish?
I am going to be setting up a SA Biotpe 75 gallon aquarium soon. I am going to stock it with Scalare Angelfish, but I am not sure how many to add. In the profiles it says they prefere to be in a mated pair or in a group of at least 5. The tank will also be stocked with 13 Rummynose Tetra and 3 Bristlenose Pleco. I don't want a crowded tank but I also don't want the angelfish to get aggressive. So would 2 or 5 be better?
Agree with Boredomb.
Angels can be problematic. Some males are highly aggressive--or can become so due to various environmental factors--others more docile. But one must remember that a cichlid is still a cichlid.
And a pair spawning can be rough customers. And like all cichlids, they will spawn, often.
Edit: Make sure if you get 5 that you get them at the same time, and they are relatively the same age (size).
If it helps your selection in your group of 5, I've found that koi and black are the most aggressive. I don't know if there's a scientific basis for this, but I know other people have found this to be true, also. I think I remember that you said you're going to plant this tank, which is awesome. With a group of 5 Angels in the past, it worked for me to make sure that I had two large bunches of plants/driftwood that divided the tank into thirds. Does that make sense? Its the old breaking sight-lines routine, but this particular configuration worked to mitigate aggression while being pleasing to the eye. Angels are my very favoritest, you're gonna love 'em!
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