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skipperdee 03-18-2012 09:19 PM

Angel Fish fin bent over?!!
 
The point of my Angel Fishs Fin is bent over, looks and eats fine... is there something wrong with it?

i am not very experienced with Angel Fish, so not sure if this is something to expect!
thanks :)

jeaninel 03-18-2012 09:46 PM

What size tank is it in and what are the dimensions? Angels need a fairly tall tank (at least 18" tall). I've heard if they are kept in too small a tank their fins could develop improperly. Not sure if this is true or not but it makes sense.

skipperdee 03-19-2012 03:34 PM

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Originally Posted by jeaninel (Post 1017557)
What size tank is it in and what are the dimensions? Angels need a fairly tall tank (at least 18" tall). I've heard if they are kept in too small a tank their fins could develop improperly. Not sure if this is true or not but it makes sense.

Thank you! my tank is 18" tall 42 gal, and she is not fully grown yet... maybe it is to small for her?
i have quite a few plants in the tank, would it be to cramped? she seems happy otherwise.:-?

Geomancer 03-20-2012 09:52 AM

Angelfish are schooling, and need to be kept in numbers of 4 or 5 as a minimum. Unless you get a mated pair, then you could have two. They would have to be acquired as a mated pair, you can not expect to just add a male or female and expect them to pair up. If getting a school, they should all be acquired at the same time to reduce aggression.

For 4-5 Angels you would need a 55 gallon aquarium.

Their natural environment consists of lots of tree branches/roots with a floating cover of plants, dimly lit, and possibly some Sword plants.

BarbH 03-20-2012 10:09 AM

was the fin bent when you got her or has it bent over time? also what is the parameters of your water ammonia nitrites and nitrates? Did you cycle the tank before you put your fish in? From what I have seen posted by people who breed angels on the angel fish society forums there can be a couple of possibilities this is sometimes a genetic cause, but it is also something that can happen when there is ammonia or nitrites that are present in the water, such as when the tank is cycling.

skipperdee 03-20-2012 03:53 PM

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Originally Posted by BarbH (Post 1019105)
was the fin bent when you got her or has it bent over time? also what is the parameters of your water ammonia nitrites and nitrates? Did you cycle the tank before you put your fish in? From what I have seen posted by people who breed angels on the angel fish society forums there can be a couple of possibilities this is sometimes a genetic cause, but it is also something that can happen when there is ammonia or nitrites that are present in the water, such as when the tank is cycling.


Tank well established, water all fine had her for about 2 mths, and the tank had finished cycling before then. her fin wasn't bent over when i got her!


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