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Old 07-10-2011, 04:05 PM   #1
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Okay so I have been cycling a 29G and when it is finished I am thinking about getting a pair of Angelfish. Would that be okay? If so- I have a few questions--

1.) There are soooo many kinds of Angelfish, are they all compatible with one another? Like are the really small ones okay with the bigger ones or will the bigger ones eat them?

2.) What is the best kind of Angelfish to get?

3.) What other kinds of fish can be kept with Angelfish?

That's all for now, but if you have any other information on Angelfish I would LOVE to hear it. I know I am ready to handle them, I just want to make sure that I do everything right and do my research before I go out and buy them. Thank you!
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I'd try to get some around the same size so they don't bully one another. I'm partial to veiltails and phillippine blues.

You can keep most larger community fish with them, I keep danios, bristlenose plecos, and in one tank I keep discus with mine.

They are pretty hardy fish. A pair of angels is fine in a 29g, some may disagree but I'd put a small school of other fish in there as well, maybe corys.
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Do you think they can be kept with Gouramies? Like Kissing Gouramies?
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I've never tried it. Kissing gouramis get rather large, up to 1ft fully grown, so they'd need a much larger tank than a 29g.
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AGreed, Kissing Gouramis grow huge. Angels should get along with other angels and gouramis.
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I know, if I were to go with the Kissing kind I would have to use a larger tank, I just wondered if they would get along. So, the smaller angels(and yes I know they will get larger) would be okay with the smaller Gouramies?
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They should. I havent done it myself though.
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Kissing Gouramies can be quite aggressive. I've seen fish that were known to be aggressive that had their eyes sucked out by them.
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I know, if I were to go with the Kissing kind I would have to use a larger tank, I just wondered if they would get along. So, the smaller angels(and yes I know they will get larger) would be okay with the smaller Gouramies?
I don't think it's a great pairing. The dwarf gourami's I've owned have not been good tank mates for fish with flowing fins. Since they hang out in the same region of the tank, I wouldn't do it. I think if you put angels in a 29, giving them the top half of the tank would be best. I would go with something that schools low like a tetra and/or cories.
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I would do one angel in a 29 and stock around him with tetras and corys maybe a BN. I would add no other larger fish.
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