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I have a 40 gallon Hex Tall with one Angel, 6 Lemon Tetras, 6 green cories and real soon a BN. When I first got my Angel a little over a year ago (got him at 1.5") he did the same thing you are talking about. When I introduced him to the tank he went right back to the corner and would not come out for food, etc. I was nervous too, but within maybe 4 or 5 days, he became more playful, learned that I was the one bringing food, and soon started to become best buds with me. A year later he is now 5" or more and has tons of personality. It sounds like this third Angel of yours is doing the same thing, so hopefully he will be fine.
 

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Yes! Thanks to all for your help and advice. This third angel is now fully part of the tank, and it already knows that I am the one with the food. Even if I just walk by the tank it comes right to the front to watch me!
 

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Hi there,
Personally, I think that 45 minutes in the bag is a bit long.....All my fish are introduced within about 15 - 20 minutes. remember there is no oxygenation in that bag! Good luck with fish number 3!
Cheers Jewels
 

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I've had 4 angelfish in my 30long for a couple of weeks now. They hide most of the time also. I have two real plants and a bunch of fake plants too. Since the spotted pim died they like to hide in the corner under a shelf type thing I have.
I had a aquaclear 300gpm hanging on the back and noticed the fish would never go to that side of the tank. I took it off and replaced it with two 150gpm's, one on each side and they seen to like it a lot better. Buying a 55 tomorrow and will be moving them into that once it is cycled.
 

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I am having the same issue. I am stationed in Germany (bonus with water parameters from the tap) and I have had to learn to convert all measurements here for my tank. This has made me quite more thorough and I thought adding three Angels would be cake. Not so.

I went to LFS and bought three black Angels. One died the next morning. The other two are drying as we speak and I use a net to bring them closer to top and off the floor. Did two water changes in the last two days with salts to try and boost their Gill usage. I think my problem is GH parameters, which I didn’t really consider even though I know they prefer softer water.

Nitrate/nitrite/ammonia/chlorine = 0ppm
PH = 6.8
GH = 12ish degrees
KH = 10 degrees
Dissolved OXY and CO2 are perfect.
Temp = 80 but I bumped to 82 and we’ll see what happens.

Tank size = 40 gallon
Tank mates = 2 GBR, 8 RNT, 1CC

I would say check your hardness levels as I think that’s where I’m messed up?

Justin
 

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I had a similar case with two of my fish that I bought in a pair just died for no apparent reason 3 weeks after buying them.

straight from the store bag in the tank open and left sitting for 30 minutes before mixing any of the water in for them to acclimate

anyway I just decided I didn’t want any fish type that can easily die

I have 2 neon tetras and about 20 guppies type fish and they are all fine

I always worry about ph levels in the water and temperatures a lot of work looking after fish the only advice I could give you is the water, filter, ph levels and temperatures also adding an oil extract from a fish store for there scales
 
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