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Old 02-15-2014, 11:22 AM   #1
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Angel Tankmates?

I have a 55gal planted tank. There are three angelfish and a school of about 10 cories and a botia loach...

My mid and top levels seem sort of empty with just the three angels and nothing else.

I was wondering what could hold their own in a tank like mine. Any suggestions would be very appreciated!
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Old 02-15-2014, 11:23 AM   #2
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Angelfish Tankmates?

I have a 55gal planted tank. There are three angelfish and a school of about 10 cories and a botia loach...

My mid and top levels seem sort of empty with just the three angels and nothing else.

I was wondering what could hold their own in a tank like mine. Any suggestions would be very appreciated!
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Old 02-15-2014, 11:35 AM   #3
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For top level swimmers you can do Hatchet fish or Threadfin rainbows. For mid level you can use Cardinal or Rummynose tetra (but be sure not to get ones that are really tiny if your angelfish are above the body size of a quarter), Harlequin Rasbora's, or even Dwarf Neon Rainbowfish.
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Old 02-15-2014, 12:41 PM   #4
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Your tank can't handle much more bioload wise. I would add 2 more of the loaches what type of botia is it? You could possibly do a school of cardinal or lemon tetras but how big are your angels?
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You could go with some of the larger tetras since they have a small bio-load, like the skirted tetras. I would keep the school smallish, 10 at the most unless you re-home one angel, then I'd go 15-20. Flame Von Rios are pretty, not too large and easily available.
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I've been thinking about hatchet and neons... I think my angels may be full sized. I just don't want this to be a feeding frenzy
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Josh, I see where you're coming from with bio load but I have gone 2 weeks at a time in that tank and with my plant vs bio load I am under 5ppm nitrAte.. For now let's rule bio load as not a factor
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Angel Tankmates?

You can't just rule out bioload you don't have to believe me it's up to you but you can't just rule out something like that. How big are they though like 6 inches tall and 5-6 inches long yet? But you need to add more loaches they need groups and what type? I would only add a group of 8 tetras on top of 2 more loaches.
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Josh, I was just going for a "perfect world" situation, please don't take offense to that or look down on my fish keeping knowledge haha.

They seem to be about 4x4.5 inches right now.

I agree with the loaches, I'm definitely looking to bump them up.

I'm just looking for some more movement than I have now.
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