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I have read a few pages and they say angel fish and corys would be fine together if their provided hiding spaces.
I would like to get 4 angel fish for my 55 gallon. The tank is pretty open, i have a sandish substate, not gravel, but not like sand on the beach. About 5 plastic plants going through the middle with a piece of driftwood on each side that has compartments and stuff in it they can all hide in, and a cave in the middle. How many corys do you think could house in a 55 gallon with 4 angels?
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if its only going to be cories and angels, you could fit about 6 cories and 4 angels and thats it. If you want maybe some schooling fish like the larger tetras (no small ones like neons since they will be eaten) then maybe 4 cories, 4 angels and a school of tetras.
 

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A 55 gallons can fit more than just 4-6 cories. 10 cories, if the wallet fits, will. They are bottom dwellers therefore 4 would be rather too small a number.
 

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Yeah i might get 8ish? i keep looking at the tank and just trying to imagine how many can be swimming down there lol I heard their very active right? so if i have around 8 then the bottom of the tank should be moving! lol
 

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Depends on the cory. Pandas seem to be more timid, but the bronze cories just have a blast running around the tank including going to the top for a bubble and diving bombing.
 

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if youre not looking to get any other fish, i would definitely get a group of cories like blue suggested, 8 or 10. i have 6 in my 10g and i love to watch how they interract with each other. theyre very active and a real joy to watch when theyre together

after posting this i noticed leifthebunnys comments. i should add that my cories are bronze and albino bronze so they really are active. if you want fish that youll enjoy watching, go for these rather than the pandas - they might not be as "pretty" but they make up for it and more with entertainment
 

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Oh yeah and what about pleco's? I think their amazing, their like big monsters lol. Do they get agressive later on in life to the point where they would have a negative affect on the cory cats or angels?
 

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i really wouldnt think so. i think plecs can occasionally be territorial towards a hiding place but this is not common as they are very peaceful fish. and also, if they are territorial it is only to similar fish which your cories and angels are not

the only thing you have to remember is that some can get BIG. 55g is a big tank but for a fully grown common plec its too small, however there are many species that are smaller which i think would go lovely in your tank. you dont even have to go for the smallest like pitbulls, but stay away from the ones that get REALLY big like the commons :)
 

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FG:

You have received a significant quantity of feedback but I am throwing my 2 cents in.

I have quite a few fish in my 110G community tank including 7 angels and 7 sterbai cories.

I have never seen them interact with each other and they appear to get along fine.

The sterbai are somewhat active during the day and I agree with Soco's comments.

Some of my angels are now 5" and I have neon and glowlight tetras in the tank. I have never observed the angels bothering the tetras.

TR
 

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I've been told that if the angels grow up with the other fish when they are all about the same size, it helps to them getting along. In the case of your tetras would that be true?
 

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leifthebunny said:
I've been told that if the angels grow up with the other fish when they are all about the same size, it helps to them getting along. In the case of your tetras would that be true?
That's right.:) I've been growing most of my juvenile angelfish last year but I had to move them to my pond as they are showing signs of eagerness to breed which will lead to the demise of my tetras.:(
 

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If you really like the panda's, don't rule them out. I have eight in my tank and they are busy skittering around constantly. I haven't found them to be the least bit shy or reclusive. They are my favorite fish to watch.
 

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OK ive decided im going to either set up my 10 gallon or maybe buy a 15gallon or a 20 gallon long (my favorite size tank but its a little big)
BUT i have one problem...in the only room i can put them in it gets about 90 degrees during the summer, its at the back of the house and the sun just beats through my windows ALL day. I dont have central air and i just keep my main floor cool with air conditioners. Last summer my GOLDFISH tank was 90degrees!! and their suppse to be in pretty cool water but i had no idea it would get that hot. My goldfish never developed any problems, and the corys are suppose to be in warmer water than goldfish, but who knows the corys could be less hardy than goldfish??
 

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oh man =0 i was suppose to post that under my 10 gallon post hehe sorry, any help would be appreciated though, go to my '10 gallon post' if you have a comment about the water temp.
thanks!!
 
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