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Old 01-21-2012, 11:53 AM   #1
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Really like angels but never owned them please tell me everything I need to know

Thinking of getting 2 for my 8g
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Old 01-21-2012, 11:57 AM   #2
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Haha alright.

Tank size: minimum 30 gallon for one
They get pretty large and can eat other smaller fish whole once they reach max size. Will be agressive towards other angelfish, and are not too hard to breed. Mine eats just about any food i put in the tank, and some people think they are not very hearty, but i dont agree because i have had mine about 7 months with no problems!
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Really like angels but never owned them please tell me everything I need to know

Thinking of getting 2 for my 8g
2 angelfish will never fit in an 8 gallon. Is it possible you ment 80 gallon? Good luck
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Old 01-21-2012, 11:59 AM   #4
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Oh ok I read a website that said small ones can be kept in a one gallon an fully grown in a 4 g
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Old 01-21-2012, 12:01 PM   #5
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Here is the second one I went http://www.aquahobby.com/articles/e_ich2.php to
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I have had my angelfish for 5 years and still going
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Old 01-21-2012, 12:03 PM   #7
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Sorry u dont see where it says a full grown angelfish can be kept in a 4 gallon tank... Either way they need a minimun of 30 gallons
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i love my angels . geting black vails soon. you will love them so much fun to breed and watch
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Old 01-21-2012, 12:05 PM   #9
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Angels need 30g for 1 and at least 40g for 2. So you aren't going to be able to get angels.
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Ok well I have a spare 8 g looking for a centerpiece fish for it any ideas?
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Maybe a dwarf gourami, but it depends on what else is in the tank.
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I think a betta would do well in that size tank...
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I had a betta for 3 years in that tank looking for something different
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Ok, well going by that link, why yes, yes you can keep ich in a 4 gallon tank.

Now, there are no "small" angelfish. Those are babies that you see in the stores. An adult angel can, on average, grow to about a 4 inch diameter body. Sometimes larger, 5-6 inches.

Think adult size, 4 inches of fish, in an 8g tank? Ok, so would you live in a medium sized dog kennel?

Give them at least 25g per fish.

I started mine out in a 29g, they were the size of a nickel. until their tank was ready, now they're in a 115g.
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What about scarlet basis
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Scarlet badis could work. Make sure you have some plants and caves for them. I wouldn't go with more than 2 though. I have 4 in a 10g and they quarrel all the time, even with plants and caves.
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Can I keep one
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But my lfs doesn't stock them what other fish
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Scarlet badis would work, but I've heard they are hard to feed. They
Ike live food.
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But my lfs doesn't stock them what other fish

Is your heart set on fish? A shrimp tank is nice too.
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