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    I want to be able to get a breeding pair, but I only have a 29 gallon aquarium. Would it be safe to get ~5 juveniles and put them all in the same, well-planted 29 gallon? I don't want to risk only getting 2 or 3 and they turn out the be the same sex.
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    If its the 29 in your signature the dwarf gourami will need to go. And I think you would have issues with 5.

    Can you try to find an established breeding pair? Might cost a little more, but would save the hassle trying to weed out a pair.

    I really don't know if a 29 is big enough for a pair, I know people argue that on here for both sides. Personally I think you'd be pushing it with your current stock

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    That signature is about 3 years old lol. Nothing in the tank now, looking to start it up again. If I were to put anything else in this tank it would be some Corydoras.
    Last edited by Jeddi; 06-26-2013 at 02:27 PM.
    moar tanks plz

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    hmm.. then I think it'd be a toss up, I know of at least one or two ppl that will say its ok, but I don't know to be honest. If you got them small maybe... but it really depends on what size they are when they start to pair...

    sadly I don't think I'm much help. I think a pair with some corys would be ok (mainly because the 29 is a tall tank)

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    Ive seen single full grown angels in a 29. Ive seen multiple ones too, breeding pairs including. I say ive seen this but it all ends with a last man standing type of situation. You can weed them out in the 29 but then i suggest getting a bigger tank. Its too risky with multiple angels in a 29, tbh i dont even like the look of a single one.... Looks too cramped to me
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    in my opinion at least, a 29 gallon is too short both vertically and horizontally for common angelfish in any numbers.
    a breeding pair of angelfish should get something more akin to 40 gallons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeddi View Post
    I want to be able to get a breeding pair, but I only have a 29 gallon aquarium. Would it be safe to get ~5 juveniles and put them all in the same, well-planted 29 gallon? I don't want to risk only getting 2 or 3 and they turn out the be the same sex.
    "Risk"?... How many are you willing to have die due to aggression as they mature because you put them into far too small of a tank?

    To answer your question:

    I had 5 angels in a heavily planted 90G, They all grew up together from dime sized but it suddenly became intolerable within 48 hours. In that timeframe, One of them got badly beat up and died because he was low man on the totem pole and had no territory and nowhere to run that wasn't in another angels space if that gives you any idea about how 5 in a 29 will end.

    I also had a mated pair in a 29 that were fine for a couple of years until one day she got tired of having him around and beat him up so badly he didn't recover.

    I no longer suggest paired angels in smaller tanks like 29s because IME Small tanks + maturing angelS = dead angels. Will it work for a while?... Possibly. Can it go badly very quickly? Possibly. Just a heads up on that.
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    I recommend no less than a well planted 55gal tank for an angel pairing tank.

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    Looking at my own 33g... I think at most I'd keep a single in there. Fully grown these are quite tall fish.

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    open foot, inset mouth... oh wait.. think I got that wrong.

    But as for my advice above, i was just speaking from hearsay and would listen to the individuals that have commented on it. I know Indianwoodsangel will have some input on it... but be aware that he breeds fish (and has for awhile) so what he is able to do isn't able to be copied by someone inexperienced (such as myself lol)

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