View Full Version : FINALLY! I got it thru my thick skill.

Lady Hobbs
06-28-2007, 01:53 PM
I at last have peace in the valley with my angels. I have 4 pair with one odd male out of the loop. Having more males than females definately added to all the stress in the tank.

I now have each pair separated and everyone is happy at last. They will now all be living as only pairs and raising their young in the same tank. I will pull the spawning slate when they lay eggs hoping to not have too many young but if I do, they will be raised with the parents and removed to sell when the time comes. Mother Nature will keep the population down.

I have one pair and the lone wolf still in the 55 but will be getting a 30 gallon for this pair, as well.

I never dreamed when I got angels that it would require having 4 tanks but this is where I am.

I am just happy that everyone is finally content!

TehTANK, if you get up this way, I will give you a pair.

06-28-2007, 02:00 PM
Don't you just love it when everything finally works out?! Woohoo!

Lady Hobbs
06-28-2007, 02:02 PM
Yes, but check my signature. LOL

06-28-2007, 02:02 PM
Awwww Hobbs Thank you! Angels are a species only fish? If so I could set up my 29 gallon for them! AND I COULD TRY LIVE PLANTS!

Lady Hobbs
06-28-2007, 02:04 PM
Yesssssss! COME ON DOWN, as Bob Barker says.

06-28-2007, 02:11 PM
...no - Angels can make great community fish...but don't get more than a pair and make sure your tank is big enough for them...

06-28-2007, 02:22 PM
I keep a large angel in my 72 with a bunch of different fish and he's fine with his tankmates. The only trouble I've had is keeping angels together - I'd be happy put an angel or a mated pair in any of my tanks (that had the room)

06-28-2007, 02:33 PM
Could they go in with my Cichlids?????

Lady Hobbs
06-28-2007, 02:46 PM
Prolly not. Different pH and angels like warmer water. As stated above, OK for community tanks but either only one or a mated pair.

06-28-2007, 02:55 PM
Keep in mind that angels are cichlids...albeit easy-going cichlids...

Cichlids from different regions don't mix too well...and in the confines of a tank, the slower angels, with their long fins, can't escape speedier, more aggressive tankmates...

06-28-2007, 03:13 PM
Oh darn......looks like I will have to set up a second tank now......:19: :19:

06-28-2007, 03:24 PM
angel mixed well with most fish.

but 1 man came and brought 10 neons from me to put in his 35 gallon tank, with a mated pair of very large angel fish.

i told him the angel would eat the neons. he said no way.
so he got them and took them home. 20 minutes later phone me and say , my angel ate all my neons, i want my money back.
i said no way you are getting your money back. you was told not to do it.
his tank had no where for them to hide. i told him, the next time i tell you something, maybe you will listen to me.lol

06-28-2007, 03:38 PM
I always had angels and neons...to my knowledge my angels didn't ever eat one...

06-28-2007, 03:52 PM
i noticed that too. people over exaggerate about tetras and angels. i have 3 glowlight, 6 black neon, and 3 bloodfin tetras in my 55g and the 3 angels dont touch them. they wont touch the white clouds either

06-28-2007, 06:31 PM
I've seen them chase gouramies and other angels - but mine have always seemed to get on good with the little guys!

06-28-2007, 06:40 PM
Alright hobbs!

Bout time these angels gave you a break!

06-28-2007, 06:49 PM
lol, hobbs, youre angel troubles have got me worried with my 3. of course, with a odd number, i'll have a pair and one left, then come the fights

06-28-2007, 07:07 PM
lol, hobbs, youre angel troubles have got me worried with my 3. of course, with a odd number, i'll have a pair and one left, then come the fights

Or 3 homicidal males:ezpi_wink1:

06-28-2007, 08:17 PM
OMG, if that happens i will go bezerk.:14:

06-28-2007, 09:14 PM
I think it depends on the angel about them eating neons.

Lady Hobbs
06-28-2007, 11:29 PM
None of my angels have eaten neons and I have one large female that hates everything. The females fight just as hard as the males and even make sure the male is tough enough to raise the young so she challenges him before taking him as a mate.

Lonesome George has nothing to do now so is chancing the silver dollars. LOL

06-28-2007, 11:36 PM
May seem an odd question, but how do you sex them, I have heard various methods like, from mouth to bottom fin goes straight down on a male, but has an inward dip with a female, or the top fin is more slender on a male, or one has a red ring around the eye the other dosen't, could you perhaps put up a pic or do a thread on sexing angels with a pic pointing out which is which.

Lady Hobbs
06-28-2007, 11:42 PM
You wait for them to pick their mate. You can't tell the difference with angels. I went thru the red ring around the eye thing before but it didn't hold true and the dorsal fins are the same.

You can tell slightly by the nose as it's just a bit more pointed in the male but not hardly enough to notice. Males are smaller, as well.

06-29-2007, 04:39 PM
the distance between the ventral and anal fins and the shape of the body in that area works for large mature Angels

06-29-2007, 04:47 PM
Thats good! I'm glad it worked out thumbs2: