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Thread: AngelFish

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    So it was suggested that I add 2-3 Angel Fish to my aquarium which currently has 4 Giant Danios and 6 Albino Cats and is a 55 Gallon Tank. I have been doing a lot of research on the Angel Fish and a few things have my nervous with getting these fish.

    1. I keep seeing that they ideally like soft water with Lower PH and the PH in my aquarium is at 7.8 and our water is hard water

    2. I keep seeing planted tanks with angel fish and I have never had a planted tank. I was always told that with water more on the hard side, plants in my tank will not survive. I feel like Angel Fish might be more than I can handle right now....... Any advice would be awesome

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    my angelfish laid eggs at that ph. Having plants can be tricky since you have to find out what works with your water and what doesn't. I've kept amazon swords with no issue in hard water.

    The question is can the angels keep up with the speed of the danios when eating?

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    Angelfish from pet stores have likely never been in soft water. If you are buying them from a pet store, it's probably fine. In the past, I've kept angels for years in water I usually refer to as liquid rock.
    I've also had a lot of success with several types of anubias and crypt plants.
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    Most of the usual fish you see in pet stores prefer soft and acidic water, but as the others mentioned above they are commonly kept by many aquarists in higher pH and hardness without too many issues.

    When you say you have hard water, just how hard are we talking about here? There are varying degrees of hardness. Most plants will do fine in setups up to 12dgH. You will need to test your hardness before you can get an idea of what plants you might struggle with.

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