View Full Version : Angelfish Stocking

12-16-2008, 01:20 AM
I'm getting a 20g around Christmas and I want to get angelfish. Is a 20g to small for angelfish, or how many could I get in a 20g? If so would I be able to get an African Clawed Frog with my angelfish? Would the frog claw at the angelfish fins? Is the 20g to small for the frog? Will they not get along together? :shappy: Thankyou!:shappy:

12-16-2008, 01:31 AM
Hi...what are the dimensions of the tank? Angels need height, and one in a 20gal is all there is room for, assuming the tank is high enough. I definitely wouldn't have the Clawed Frog with the Angel...

12-16-2008, 01:38 AM
It'a a 20g high. Ok no to the frog, so I can oly have 1 angel fish in the 20g H, are they schoolling fish?

12-16-2008, 01:50 AM
It is my tank I'm using right now and I'm pretty sure the demensions are.
24"l x 12"w x 16"h

12-16-2008, 01:56 AM
It'a a 20g high. Ok no to the frog, so I can oly have 1 angel fish in the 20g H, are they schoolling fish?

If keeping Angels, it's either 5 or more, or one. Kept in small numbers, they will fight. Three Angels will fight until there is one. One is fine on it's own...

12-16-2008, 02:04 AM
Could I get any other fish with the 1 angel?

12-16-2008, 03:46 AM
you could get some kind of tetras in there or a a bottom feeder.

12-16-2008, 04:31 AM
Conditions for anelfish can vary depending on the filtration you have on the tank. Typically you can put 1 angelfish for every 10-15 gallons of tank space. In a 20G high tank you can have 2 angels and maybe a pleco and/or some kind of catfish, but not really much else. These are typically the types of tanks that breeders use for angels. You can also get away with a single angel and maybe some larger even tempered community fish. Just remember that as the angels get larger they will eat anything they can get into their mouths, including but not limited to small tetras and danios.

12-16-2008, 04:40 AM
as you can see opinions on angelfish vary. in my opinion its barely even fair to have 1 angel in a 29g let alone a 20g. definitely no pleco with it in a 20g. I dont think its conducive to the long term health of an angel to put it in a 20g.

12-16-2008, 05:03 AM
beware of tetra and angels mixing I lost over 20 tetra to my 2 angels

12-16-2008, 08:12 AM
I wouldn't put any cichlid in a 20G nevermind a large one.... only cichlids suitable would be a couple of dwarfs of some kind.

12-16-2008, 08:28 AM
I concur with the santa mermaid. An angelfish, which can grow over 8 inches tall, has no business in a 20 gallon.


12-16-2008, 12:00 PM
:fish: :fish: NO don't put an angel in the 20 gallon. I have a small tank at 40 gallons and well they get big. They love to have plants to hide in. They are cichlids and can get aggressive when older. Dwarf gouramis might be nice to put in a 20 gallon. If you love your angel fish get a bigger tank.. oh yes makes the water more stable as well. The bigger the better. Remember the angels like to swim and are good gliders they need to move!!!!

Lady Hobbs
12-16-2008, 02:11 PM
beware of tetra and angels mixing I lost over 20 tetra to my 2 angels

Agree. Mine didn't bother my neons for the longest time but once tried it's all over for the neon. The smallest angels didn't bother but the largest ones used them as snack time.

I agree with ALL here that that 20 gallon will not work for an angel unless you want one stunted and unhappy and cramped.

12-16-2008, 02:27 PM
My lone Angel is eating neons every chance it gets. I do believe my count is over 20 now. It even tried to eat the diamond tetras that are way too big for it to eat.

Also, like was mentioned before. Do not keep just two or three angels. I tired in a much much larger tank to extreme failure.

12-16-2008, 02:44 PM
I kept 2 angels in a 75g with 5 harlequin rasboras with great success. They were a spawning pair until recently. I lost the female yesterday to a battle with dropsy. There is one fry in the tank from one of their spawns. It is about the size of a quarter, maybe a little smaller. They would chase it to the other half of the tank but other than that they didn't bother it. Now the lone male and the little fry swim every where side by side!

12-19-2008, 04:09 PM
I just found out that instead of getting AquaBison's 20g I probaly going to get a 29g. Could I get an angel(angels)then? If so could I get any other fish with it? examples- pleco, cories, any bottom feeder