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Old 03-08-2013, 11:12 AM   #1
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I have gotten a 55 gallon corner bow front all set up and seeded from another tank. Everything is good to go. I added some mystery snails yesterday. This is going to be my Angel tank. Just wanted to get some opinions about some schooling fish that work well with Angels, as this is my first attempt at them. I will be getting Corys for the bottom as well. I have never been a huge fan of schooling fish, stick mostly to African Cichs, so any experienced advise as to what works and looks good is appreciated.
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I have gotten a 55 gallon corner bow front all set up and seeded from another tank. Everything is good to go. I added some mystery snails yesterday. This is going to be my Angel tank. Just wanted to get some opinions about some schooling fish that work well with Angels, as this is my first attempt at them. I will be getting Corys for the bottom as well. I have never been a huge fan of schooling fish, stick mostly to African Cichs, so any experienced advise as to what works and looks good is appreciated.
Must be something in the water bc im doing the same thing with my 55g.. also not a fan of schooling fish but thought i might add some myself. Goodluck oh n was just told by someone they have congo tetras with their angels
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I am excited! We will have to keep each other posted. I wanted to let the settle in first before adding the angels to help curb aggression. My daughter wants hatchetfish or silver dollars. I have heard they both work, I just don't find them very interesting. Also not a fan of Tetras and I know a lot of people keep them with Angels. I guess I will have a hard time deciding because they are boring to me haha
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I've had bleeding heart, von rio, diamond, lemon and neon tetras in with my angel. Never picked on any of them. Your options are pretty open.
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Awesome! Good to know. Guess I will just have to decide which I like the looks of best. Also, any advice on Corys? My first go round with them as well.
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I think the von rio would look good.. im also not a big fan of tetras i think they are kinda boring to n everyone has them .. but i think von rios look good ..
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Cories are great. Got a couple peppered ones in with my angel too. Smooth gravel or sand is best. I noticed their barbels were getting shorter when I had them in regular gravel. The edges were too sharp and was destroying their barbels. I switched to sand and they grew back with time.
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Thanks, guys! I am nervous about schools with cichs, even though I know Angels aren't like my Africans or SA. Just gotta get over it and fill this tank! It looks so sad empty! Really looking forward to the Corys. I am a softy for the bottom feeders.
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:56 AM   #9
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Actually kept 6 Geophagus tapajos in there with the angel for a while. Sadly they all died on New Years Day. They were 4-5" when they died, not sure how they would've acted when they got 8"+.

The only thing my angel ever ate consistently was guppy fry and even adults. Never touched a neon or any other fish. She loved her guppies though.
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Wow! This is helping settle my nerves, thanks. I will feel less like I am just putting feeder fish in now lol. I want to put the school and Corys in for a bit so that it is their home the Angels are coming in to. Maybe it is paranoia from having cichs for so long, just don't want a bloodbath.
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