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Angel fish

Postby Miggy » Sun Jun 23, 2013 7:14 pm

I have just brought a Juwl Rekord 600 60x30x42 how many Angel fish could I have and how many and what other fish would go with them :)
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Re: Angel fish

Postby Carylnz » Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:56 pm

Only 1 in a small tank like that. Angels need a lot of room, as well as the height. They are very territorial and often aggressive to other tankmates unless kept in a group. This requires a much larger aquarium.
It is suggested that 1 per 56L is a good rule of thumb and yours is 63L.
Do not keep anything small with them (eg neons) as they will be eaten. They can also suck fry through breeding nets!
I would not consider angels in anything smaller than 120L and preferably larger.
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Re: Angel fish

Postby SRThomas » Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:26 pm

I agree with Carylnz with regard to the size of the tank, but not with the tetra/angel fish incompatibility: following this, for example, http://www.thinkfish.co.uk/fish/angelfish.html, I think it's fair to say that an Angel fish will not be able to eat a tetra... I think the phrase should be 'angels *may* eat them' rather than 'angels *will* eat them', which is unfortunately just the fact of nature. Really the problem with your tank is that you would not have enough space and capacity to keep enough tetras to shoal to limit predation.
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Re: Angel fish

Postby Carylnz » Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:55 pm

Having kept both angels and neons I can say with certainty that an angel can definitely eat a neon! Depends on how large the angel grows of course.
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Re: Angel fish

Postby SRThomas » Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:02 pm

Yes, I suppose it does depend on the size (big angel + small tetra = num num time). But therein lies the rub; if you keep a baby angel, with full size tetras, that won't be a problem. The key will be remembering that it is a long-term commitment, and thus long-term planning is required.
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Re: Angel fish

Postby Darryl1984 » Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:32 pm

Sorry for the high jack of the tread but I didn't want to start a new thread for a quick question.

What's the best ration for male to female with angels. I'm rehoming 3 for someone who's dad has just passed away and he has 2 males and 1 female and they seem to be in a 60odd litre tank. There are quite old as he's had them for years. How old can they get.
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Re: Angel fish

Postby Carylnz » Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:01 pm

I'm not sure if sex ratio matters too much for angels if they are in a group. The problem arises when 2 fish form a pair and start to breed.
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Re: Angel fish

Postby Darryl1984 » Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:29 pm

Hmm OK. Now I'm worried. As far as I believe there were 4 which were kept together in a tank about 4ft long. Since the man has passed away his family inherited them I a 60ltr tank which has it be taking them away in. I will be getting the bigger tank once the family have started clearing the house so will the 3 in the smaller tank OK for a month is?

I'm not sure if the one that recently died was a paired one but I was told he was the bully so it could be that he had a Mrs. I'm terrified I get them and they die from stress of being moved home twice in 2 weeks. I do everything I can to give them a good life.
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Re: Angel fish

Postby Carylnz » Fri Jan 31, 2014 2:42 am

You just have to do your best. Depending on their size, they should be fine in a smaller tank for short term. If it was the bully that died then you should be fine.
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