Is it possible to have a thirty gallon tank with multiple female Angles only?
My dad is wondering this and I am not sure if it's a good idea or not.
If that doesn't work, what community fish would work with the Angels?
Also, since Angels are South American Ciclids, what species of Ciclids would work with the Angels in a thirty gallon tank?
Right now the tank has some plants, Top Fin 40 and 30 filters, 36inch bubbler and heater.
Thanks for the advice.
It's still risky to keep a more than one Angel in a 30g, so as you can tell I'm totally against it. I keep 2 Angels in a 55g and they're both females and they're fine. I would only keep 1 Angel (regardless of sex) in a 29/30g. Two is pushing it both biologically and space wise.
I would shoot for one Angel and a school of Rummynose, Harlequin Rasboros, or Neons/Cardinals.
Last edited by DylanisHawttt; 03-20-2012 at 02:19 AM.
Angels can only be sexed during breeding season and it's hard. I'd only have one in a thirty. For good tankmates...
Black widow tetras
Basically any schooling fish that doesn't nip and stays between 1" and 3"
Good cichlid tank mates, probably any of the rams (Bolivian probably best, most opeaceful).
Also two female angels can go off and lay sterile eggs.
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Is this a 29 or a 30 gallon? In standard sizes, there are significant differences between these tanks.
Nevertheless, angels are inadvisable for that tank. I keep small schooling fish and juvenile schooling fish in my 29.
Basically, any schooling Tetras/Corys, Guppies, Swordtails, Platies, and Mollies will work with Angels. The bigger problem is not what to stock with the Angels, but the fact that two Angels are in a 30g tank. Unless they're a breeding pair, it's inadvisable.
I'm not trying to be rude but it's kind of like keeping a teenager in a closet their entire life, we're just looking out for the fish.
I do know the problems with keeping two Angels. No place is willing to take them so I am stuck with them until they die. I don't have another tank to put them in so they have more space. It was one of the big mistakes I made (besides originally having Tiger Barbs).
It is a thirty gallon tank.
I know you guys aren't trying to be rude and I want what's best for the fish as well. It was a legit impulse buy because my dad loves Angels and I wanted him to have a fish from his childhood in the tank.
Thanks for the advice for fish that would work with the Angels.
Now I'll try to explain this to my dad and hopefully he won't go and buy or move any fish into the tank.
2 angels will be fine in a 30gal.
As for other cichlids to put with them...Rams would be your best bet
I would advice against neons, i have a pair of adults, who were raised from tiny angels with neons, and they will actively hunt and eat neons and any fish similar size.
Harequin rasboras in a nice school look great with angels. Cories if you would like something in the bottom part of the tank.
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Thanks for the advice. I'll think about and see what I want to do. I just don't want the fish to get stressed even though they probably already are.