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LukeB777 11-26-2011 06:18 PM

New angelfish help!
Hi everyone!

So I have an established tank with some random tetras, a marble Angel, and an upside down cat. I Found another beautiful angel I wanted to add to my tank. Hes a Wild peruvian Altum and is about the same size as my existing angel. Well I acclimated the new guy and introduced him to my tank and the existing angel has been chasing the new one around the tank and nipping at the new ones sides. I rearranged the tank somewhat (40 gallon) and turned the light off. It has only been about an hour but I was wondering if the existing angel will kill the new one? Will the territorial dispute calm down and everyone will get along? If so how long? Is there anything I can do to help the situation? Thanks for any advice you can give!

DKRST 11-27-2011 07:51 AM

Please read the fish profiles. Angels need to be in a group and one reason is to spread out the aggression. Unless they happen to develop into a mated pair, you'll continue to have one stressed angelfish in that tank as long as it's chased by the "owner" of the tank...

Inga 11-27-2011 08:08 AM

That, and I think a group of Angels in a 40 might be pushing it.

Byron 11-27-2011 01:48 PM

Agree with what's been said. Remove one of them, or the new one will likely soon be dead.

Once an angelfish or group of angelfish is in a tank, other angels should never be added. The existing fish consider the tank their space.

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