03-25-2009, 02:33 AM
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Thanks for your input! I'll let you know what I find out.
As for keeping a Queen angelfish at all...I agree it is iffy, even with lighter stocking. I have ideas for a larger aquarium, but not the space yet. (I am living in an apartment) However, and this is admittedly where emotion kicks in, I've had my sights on this species for quite a long time and I think what I will do is monitor the tank dynamic very carefully (Well, I always do. Apart from skirmishes between the biggest bannerfish and the other two, things are quite calm now) as well as set a conservative estimate for when I will trade in the Queen if I cannot provide larger quarters for her. :( I do not yet know what sizes of angelfish will be available to me and how quickly they grow, but I will put careful thought into it...including being willing to pony up more bucks for a juvi instead of a subadult if that means I am more likely to have better quarters for her and keep her by the time she reaches, say, 6-8 inches.
I suppose I had better be careful about my Desjardini's quality of life as well. He's about 4 inches now. I have seen how large they can get, but have gotten various recommendations as to their tank size requirements. (I know a lot of recommendations out there are suspect!!!) He's a peaceful fish, doesn't even bother the small blue hippo tang. We'll see.