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03-13-2007, 05:14 PM
I have set up a new Aquarium (10 Gal) for the first time. I would like to keep angel fish in it. Any reccomendations on what fish I should start the aquarium with to prepare it?

03-13-2007, 05:15 PM
none, do a fishless cycle.

03-13-2007, 05:17 PM
fishless cycle all the way. see the free aquarium e-book in the left margin of the site

03-13-2007, 06:03 PM
It has been running with live plants for a day. The guide reccomeds cycling fish, Zebra Danios. Will they get along with the Angel Fish; or is there a better choice?

03-13-2007, 09:37 PM
Unless you get a really small angel, angels need 15-20 gallons per fish, and a high tank, because they grow more up then out.

03-13-2007, 09:47 PM
That helps, I will do my homework on Angel fish. If the tank is not big enough I will choose a smaller fish. They just need to look cool for my kids. Any suggestions.

03-13-2007, 10:32 PM
I would recommend some guppies or platies. Fun bunch that are always moving around and you can keep them in a 10g tank. Note that they breed easily, so you need to keep that and the tank capacity in mind before mixing sexes

03-13-2007, 10:42 PM
Thanks, I will check them out.thumbs2: :15:

Lady Hobbs
03-13-2007, 10:46 PM
No angels! They need larger aquariums. No more than 2 in a 30 gallon.

03-14-2007, 01:01 AM
Platies, a school of tetras, danios, guppies, most small community fish will do well in a properly maintained 10 gallon.

03-14-2007, 01:30 AM
A couple black lyretailed mollies would be nice. I admire their tails. They look neat.

03-14-2007, 02:57 AM
The fast moving danios are always fun.

Glass catfish are really cool for kids, They love the way you can see right through them. You could keep 5 in a ten gallon.