View Full Version : My angelfish!

reptile dude007
11-08-2008, 09:04 AM
There is only 2
Also what is my snail doing is he showing off his ... to the other one or is it some thing else?
Ps. that is sand on the bottom that I am adding slowly to the tank

reptile dude007
11-08-2008, 09:07 AM
A shrimp I saw

reptile dude007
11-08-2008, 10:40 AM
also how many of these can live in a 40 gallon?

11-08-2008, 10:56 AM
Folks normally recommend that an angel needs 20 gallons of water per fish, and preferably in tank that at least 20 inches high, preferably higher so they have swimming room and enough room for their fins to grow properly as they mature. In my view, having two in a 40 gallon is a bit tight if you plan to get other fish. I'd prefer to see two in a 55 gallon.

reptile dude007
11-08-2008, 12:17 PM
How long can these guys live in this 20 gallon long? how big of a tank do I need for breeding? I'm kinda cramped on space right now, I am planning on making a planted 55 gallon to be the high light of my room. Can I have a school of tetras, guppies, and tiger Barbs with them?

Lady Hobbs
11-08-2008, 01:30 PM
Angels will pair up and the pairs should have their own tank or you will have a lot of aggression issues.

It looks as you are overfeeding or would not have all that food laying on the bottom. Give them just as much as they can eat in a couple minutes then just a pinch more.

reptile dude007
11-08-2008, 01:41 PM
Thanks!!! Ok I will give them less.
Most of it is larger rocks that was in the sand.

Lady Hobbs
11-08-2008, 01:43 PM
A fish's stomach is about the size of their eye. Very small. It's best to fed young ones a few times a day a little bit rather than a whole bunch once or twice a day.

reptile dude007
11-08-2008, 01:44 PM
Sorry typo I ment by showing off his ... I ment giving off pherimones to get the other one in the mood.

11-08-2008, 01:54 PM
Great looking fish the first one has some unbelieveable coloring.

reptile dude007
11-08-2008, 02:08 PM
Lady Hobbs, I never new that! That's amazing I thought it was much much bigger.

mollielover, Thanks!!! The pet shop had another one that looked just like it and I almost got it but they said if I got that one it would be 15 instead of $8.50. They wanted it as a store pet. So I got the calico lookin' one.

11-08-2008, 05:52 PM
Great pics! Your snail has its syphon out.Its for breathing air .I am sure I have seen it used while mating .It may just be used to hang on!

reptile dude007
11-08-2008, 11:27 PM
northernguy, Oh I thought it was a pheromone thing because i have only seen one do it :).