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Old 07-27-2016, 08:45 PM   #1
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I have 4 angels in a 55 gallon and one of them is much lighter and smaller than the rest. Could adding two more angels help? I have noticed less chasing since my swords grew up, but he still seems stressed. The light one up front is the runt.

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I was thinking some more cover might help. Like a very large fake plant and remove later on as plants grow. A small one I have still has the aggression but can disappear into plants if it gets too much.
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That's what he seems to do in the plants, but he's still not darkening up on his head like his siblings. His head used to be the same color as theirs.

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Old 07-28-2016, 06:52 AM   #4
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That's what he seems to do in the plants, but he's still not darkening up on his head like his siblings. His head used to be the same color as theirs.

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Although the others are darker some fish behave differently and it may be the substrate that is washing out his colour. A darker substrate normally encourages fish to darken up too.

I had this with my firemouth cichlids. Amazing difference when I went with a dark substrate.


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He's hiding out a lot and he doesn't come out to eat he's definitely getting bullied, I've witnessed it.

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Angels can be pretty nasty towards each other, you already have four in a 55g, adding more would be not only overstocking but could increase aggression in the tank, they can get pretty big.
I'm wondering if the "runt" Angel is getting bullied?


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Angels can be pretty nasty towards each other, you already have four in a 55g, adding more would be not only overstocking but could increase aggression in the tank, they can get pretty big.
I'm wondering if the "runt" Angel is getting bullied?


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I know he is.

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He died sometime between last night and this morning. Flushed him this morning.

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Very sorry for your loss I love angels and it always hurts to lose them
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