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kurly
09-21-2012, 05:31 PM
Well, It has taken me 4 years to get my centerpiece fish for my main tank and it wasn't even me who bought it....lol My husband and daughter came home a couple of days ago with a bag of water that contained my angelfish. Took me totally by surprise! So much that as my daughter stood there grinning with the bag in her hand that I thought she was just standing there with a bag of water..lol

When I finally realized there was an Angelfish in the bag I jumped up off the couch joyfully and almost knocked her down as I grabbed the bag out of her hand! They did a great job in picking one out for me thumbs2:

My daughter decided what to name it on the way home, so here's a pic of "Star", my very first Angelfish :hmm3grin2orange:

http://i1173.photobucket.com/albums/r598/Angels737/100_2222_zpsb3818b53.jpg

ScottishFish
09-21-2012, 05:53 PM
Awesome fish Kurly!! Looks pretty close to wild types aswell thumbs2:

Goes to 11!
09-21-2012, 05:55 PM
Congrats! :11:

You will love having an angel around, They are pretty interactive after they settle in and figure out where the food comes from :-P.

kurly
09-21-2012, 06:12 PM
I know ScottishFish! I guess my husband DOES pay attention to what I like and what I wanted. I've been showing him pictures of various angelfish online over the past few years but eventually made my decision on what I wanted and he REALLY listened to me!
He bought my Angelfish as part of my gift for our 22nd wedding anniversay which happens to be September 22nd. I guess I'll keep him around for many more...lol

Thanks 850R! I'm SOOOOO excited about my Angelfish!!!!! Its about 2 inches now. Didn't eat the first few times I tried to feed it but thankfully did this last time. I can't wait to move it over to the main tank! But of course I have to contain my excitement. It still has to serve it's time in the QT for another 12 days or so.

fishmommie
09-21-2012, 08:32 PM
Beautiful fish. And how thoughtful of your family! I bought an angel for my 90 and I LOVE it. (photos on my signature link) I'm sure you will enjoy yours!

kurly
09-21-2012, 08:57 PM
Thank you fishmommie :ssmile: You have a beautiful Angelfish as well as a beautiful tank! thumbs2:

Ramsarecool
09-23-2012, 01:26 PM
Great gift. I cant wait to get my tank and stock it with Angels. I'm hoping either F1 Manacapuru from Angels plus, (have to be very patient for that) or Koi from Angels plus.

Looks very close to the wild type, How big is your tank? is it a wild type or just a regular store brought angel Send us photos as it grows.

seb's fish
09-23-2012, 01:27 PM
Congrats on the first angelfish! He looks beautiful! =)

kurly
09-23-2012, 05:48 PM
Thanks guys :ssmile:

It's store bought, Ramsarecool. That's why I was pleasantly surprised when I saw it. Hubby and my daughter took their time selecting it and made sure there were no signs of visible disease (such as ich - but I still placed it in the QT where it will stay for 10 more days just to be cautious). They said it was the best looking angelfish in the tank so I'm happy that they really took their time picking it out. I wanted a wild type and that's why I was taking soooo long to get one. Guess hubby got tired of me talking about getting my Angelfish and just went ahead and got it for me. He knew that my favorite Angelfish are the one's with stripes so I'm very happy with it. It's actually not as dark as it looks in the pic. More silvery in color so that's why my daughter named it "Star".

I've got a 65 gallon tank which is 36 inches long, 18 inches wide and 25inches tall. That's the reason why I bought it in the first place. I wanted a tall tank for my Angelfish to be able to spread out and grow as tall as it should.

I'll keep posting pics after I move it over to the main tank and as it grows :hmm3grin2orange:


Thanks seb's fiish. I think my Angelfish is beautiful too! I :1luvu: it

Old Marine
09-24-2012, 06:58 AM
Good looking Angelfishthumbs2: , Will be looking forward to see pictures when he or she is out of Solitary Confinement lol.

kurly
09-24-2012, 05:45 PM
Thanks Old Marine :ssmile:
I can't wait until it's out of Solitary Confinement either..lol
I keep looking at my main tank and wishing it was already in there. It's soooo hard not to just grab it out of QT and plop it in the tank. It doesn't help that my kids are asking, when can "Star" get in the big tank? almost every day. But I know I must follow the rules and keep Star in it's temporary home until the Q time is officially up in 8 days.

It's funny how getting a new fish kicks up so much excitement in those of us who are really into this hobby.

I'm going to be getting a nice school of Rummy Nose Tetras shortly after I move the Angelfish over to the main tank so I'll soon be excited all over again :angel2: