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Old 10-05-2011, 10:55 PM   #71
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Again, i cant say thank you enough, i really enjoy this hobby, I will get the test kit the latest monday, PS i walked into the room with the tank and for the first time since adding the shrimp i can breath, LOL
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how do u guys feel about a dwarf angel with muchrooms, i know there are 10-12 common dwarf angels, are any less likley to nip than the others
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Old 10-06-2011, 12:49 AM   #73
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I think a dwarf angel needs more room. All of them nip as they graze, the coral beauty is the safest of them, but gets up to 2-3" long.
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Old 10-06-2011, 09:25 PM   #74
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Hello, all
i have pretty much decided on a stock list, now please answer, am i pushing it/
2 ocelarris (1 b @ w, 1 orange)
1 yeloow watchman goby
1 royal gramma
1 longnose hawk
1 dwarf angel
cuc and shrimp
mushroom corals

i have 21 pounds of lr
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i know there are different opinions about the angel but am i OVERSTOCKING
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I've been doing more reading and research and would like to say I was wrong about a dwarf angel being ok in a 20 long.

It's not a matter of gallons per say but the environment a person can create in a space that size. By the time you have your lr in and scaped hiding spots for an angel, the living room is gone.

Will a 4" angel fit. Yes.
Will said fish live as healthy life as "humanely" possible? No

It turns into a goldfish situation. They can live 15+ years in a pond or BIG tank but throw them a fish bowl and you've taken that life potential away.


Sorry for my previous uninformed suggestion.
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i understand no worries about the false info, it happens to all, so say i get creative and replace the angel with an appropriate fish
am i overstocking
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Old 10-06-2011, 10:39 PM   #78
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With the remaining five fish on your list I would say no your not over stocking.

But I would get the second opinions from more more experienced sw fish keepers.

It would have been cool to see an angel in there though. Sometimes you can find good deals on tanks that it could work with on craigslist though. Then make a sump out of this one.

There are so many cool fish I want but have to wait for a bigger tank or pod population before I get them

Can't tell you how many times I've flirted with bad ideas, but in the end I folded to others experience on the subject. Glad I did too because the more I watch my fish the more I want to make sure im doing everything I can right so I can watch them tomorrow too.
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nano fish with same body type as tang and angel

look, i have a 20 gal long and have finally woken up to my senses and wont get an angel
however i absolutley ADORE the body type of tangs and angels
any ideas for my 20 longg?
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Flat disc shaped fish are usually found in deeper waters. It is a good question, I am trying to think of something that shape that doesn't get big.
All Tangs and angel fish get too big. Wrasses are fine. Most of the gobies.
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