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Getting a 36 gallon - How many Angelfish?

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I will soon be purchasing a 36 gallon bow front and would like to have Angelfish after I seed the new tank and everything stabilizes. From what I've already read it sounds like having two and getting them fairly young is the best route to go. I would like to have some other fish with them as well. Any stocking suggestions? I really like the Congo Tetra's. Would a 36 gallon be a big enough size to comfortably house two Angels and 6 Congo Tetras?

We have soft water with poor buffering. It comes out of the tap at around 7.6 - 8.0 then drops to below 7.0 after a few hours. Would the product Neutral Regulator by Seachem be good to use? It adjusts the pH to a neutral 7.0

Live plants intimidate me, is it a must with Angelfish or is it enough to provide a natural looking aquarium with lots of various sized silk plants?

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Thanks for the reply, but I have read on more than one occasion of people keeping two Angelfish together with other fish in a 36 gallon. I guess they could be wrong though. :-? What about one Angelfish with others? I know it's not the norm. In the past we had a tropical community tank with an Angelfish and it worked out well.
It worked out for me. But i would still only recommend a pair for the 36g, then a group of maybe 5-6 corydoras for cleanup, a small species pleco, and then maybe some cardinal tetras or even a pair of rams would look fantastic.

I would definitely lean towards a planted tank also.

Also, I actually have a pair of angels I'm selling and lots of young 2 month old fry as well if you are interested
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