Thread: angel fish tank
01-29-2008, 10:40 AM #1
angel fish tank
Whats the ideal tank setup for a angel fish tank?
I currently have a 30G with sand substrate, an internal power filter with 300G/hr capacity, besides a 100W heater. No lightling as yet. Tank's cycling with a few guppies. So if I need to get an Angel fish setup into this one, what do I need to know.
01-29-2008, 11:01 AM #2
Heavy plant tank with little water movement. They like peaceful tanks with little or no noise and ALOT of plants.30 Gallon Tropical
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01-29-2008, 11:07 AM #3
I guess my internal filter with 300G/hr in a 30G tank is too much for them. I would guess that the current would be too strong for them!
01-29-2008, 11:12 AM #4
At least 10 Gallon per Angel and prefferably a higher tank of at least 20 inches - best is 24 inches to allow the finnage to grow properly... otherise the growth is stumped and the lower fins may drag on the substrate.
They like Sword plants for their eggs and no 'busy' fish such as guppies etc. they prefer more laid back fish as tankmates. They will eat smaller tetra's like Neons.
They don't mind a mild current... as long as it is not too stong.
01-29-2008, 11:16 AM #5
yeah mine is 18'' high. I think I should leave out the Angels as possible candidates for my tank.
02-17-2008, 06:47 PM #6
I have my angels in a 37 gallon tank. It is 24 inches tall, by 30 long. Heavily planted, with a whisper 60 over the back filter. I turned it down, but am looking to go with a canister filter. Temp around 80 degrees, wilth lots of open places for them to swim.75 gallon planted tank with discus, GBR's and cardinals
135 gallon saltwater FOWLR work in progress and desperately need help
02-17-2008, 07:25 PM #7Originally Posted by sudhirbits
02-17-2008, 07:37 PM #8
Totally agree Smaug... I have 4 in a 160 gallon and with one couple spawning at the moment it really had turned into world war III with lot's of biting and agression... I dread to think what the circumstances would be like in a smaller tank.
02-17-2008, 07:44 PM #9Originally Posted by Fishalicious
02-17-2008, 08:46 PM #10
My brother runs a Aquaclear 70 that flush 300 gph on his 30 long and has angels in there no problem..... Place some high plants near the return to break the current... That is all he does....75 Gallon South Cichlid: Tiger Oscar and Jack Dempsey
55 Gallon GT Tank: 1 Male GT and 8 Giant Danio
20 Gallon Long: Waiting for eco-complete planted red substrate that has been delayed 2 weeks due to weather.
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