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02-23-2013, 03:59 AM #1Junior Member Guppy
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.:. PLEASE HELP .:. Angelfish Compatibility Question In Desperate Need Of Answer! .:.
I've had a 45 gallon tropical freshwater aquarium running since a few years ago and I've recently had a few of my first fish die- well most of them *sniffle* I love you Milo *sniffle* For my 16th birthday I got fish from my uncle.. Angelfish. I've never had them before so my dad has been helping me research into caring for them. They're minuscule though. They're not veil. They're actually rather plain... Well I currently have 5 of my common guppies left- all females. They're the kind fishermen use as bait aha so nothing fang bout em. Just plain ol' silver plump old ladies. I also own the very rare Neon Tetra! Haha just kiddin ya know they're pretty simple fish. Well I have 10 of those. I have also 2 maybe 3/4 inch long albino bristled plecos. They're not supposed to get vey large.. I thought plecos grew to 2 feet but I don't know. Well I'd like to add some more interesting fish. I'm not really a beginner I don't assume but I'd like some pretty upper level swimming energetic community fish- rather small. Any help for anything else or vague fish tips will be very helpful also.
02-23-2013, 04:06 AM #2Junior Member Guppy
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Oh and sorry about the caps in the title it's extremely hard to type on this old thing :'c and there was a spelling mistake . I meant to type 'nothing fancy' not fang Ahh kbai(:
02-23-2013, 04:51 AM #3
Here's a link you might like to check out. www.aqadvisor.com , You plug in the size of your tank, your filtration and then add the fish you want and it will calculate for you if you are over stocked or under filtered and advise if the fish are not compatible. It's not the absolute answer but it will give you some good ideas. And of course, you can continue to ask here. I'm sure others will offer opinions as well.
Good luck and I'm sorry for the bad news on the angels but it's better to figure out how to proceed now than when it might be too late.
Last edited by fishmommie; 02-23-2013 at 04:54 AM.
02-23-2013, 07:26 AM #4
+1 to everything FM just said. Good advice all around.
If you're attached to the other fish in your tank, you might consider rehoming the Angel and opt for something else, with a smaller mouth, like a Gourami. =] Just keep in mind that you'll only be able to have one of those in your tank, as well, since they're very territorial.
Or, you could change routes and try some dwarf cichlids, like Apistogrammas, Rams, etc. Very colorful and fun fish to watch.
02-23-2013, 08:02 AM #5
We have rather similar 45 gallon tanks. I have angel fish (that I got when they were tiny tiny, intending to rehome all but one of them as they grew up), two albino bristlenose plecos, a school of ten harlequin rasboras (probably a better choice than neons because of the size), and six otos.
When I bought my angels, it was a "5 for 5" deal -- i.e. five baby fish for five dollars. The store I bought them at told me to bring them back for store credit as they matured and outgrew my tank. I ended up rehoming two of them to a friend's tank, and I still have three of them. They are five months old and starting to push each other around a bit, so I know that I'll have to pick one of them to keep pretty soon. Sad, but inevitable.
Would you be able to exchange your neons for a larger fish like the rasboras or even cardinal tetras? What about rummynose tetras? I don't think I would try to add two schools to a 45 -- it would be better for the fish and would look cooler to have one bigger school.
If you wanted to add another type of single fish, perhaps a German Blue Ram would work. I had one of mine in with the angels for a while and there were no issues at all.
Since your angels are still tiny, you have a few months to sort things out.