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Old 12-25-2004, 11:22 PM   #1
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Coral Beauty and Flame Angel

I have a 35 gallon tank that housed a coral beauty angel fish. I added a flame angel yesterday, although the flame seriously picks on the coral beauty. the chasing is severe and I am certain without some type of remedy the coral beauty will perish from the stress. i have had a sheet over the tank all day to minimize stress. what should I do ... would increasing rock work helpo??
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Old 12-25-2004, 11:33 PM   #2
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would increasing rock work helpo??
Doubtful. I'm sorry to say that a 35 gallon tank is room enough for just one Dwarf Angel. They will most likely fight to the death. In a large system you can get away with it, but in a 35 there is simply no where to hide.
I would return one of them to the LFS. IMO
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If you are set on keeping both you will definitely have to create many hiding places for the less dominant one to hide in. Keep an eye on them and you may have to take one of them back.
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I think that the combo you have might not work out in a tank that size. If your set on keeping them both, then you could rearrange the rock work to try and help. You can also add a tank devider for a few days and let them get used to one another. Hope it works out.

What other inhabitants are in the tank?
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IMO a 35 is way too small for 2 angels. if the CB is already getting stressed out I would return the flame before one gets killed.

I'd love to get a Flame Angel with my Coral Beauty but I wouldnt try it in my 72 gallon.

Keep us updated on how it goes.
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there is a scooter blenny, and various shirmp, crabs, and snails. that is about it. the people at the lfs did not think it would be a problem, though maybe the tank divider would work.
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Ya not a problem for them.. They make a sell thats all that matters in most cases. I would return one if at all possible. Sorry for the news bud.. :|
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hmmmm.... maybe that would be best. sucks!
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Could not have said it better myself...sorry.
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In my experience, it is rare to find a fish store that will actually care about the end result and do what is best for the fish vs the possibility of the sale. That is why it is best to do your own research before going into the store. Forewarned is forearmed, as the saying goes.
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