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Old 02-18-2017, 08:10 PM   #1
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Angelfish substitute?

Anyone have any recommendations for a substitute for Angelfish in a 55 gallon community tank? I was thinking or 4-5 Angelfish originally, but I've kept them before and was think about something different. I'm okay with a single larger fish or multiple fish about the same size.
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What else is in your tank?
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Rainbows can grow pretty large and are quite colorful. They are more active than angels and prefer a tank with a bit more current.
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How about pearl gourami? Look them up on utube. They are elegant and peaceful, but they don't like faster moving fish like rainbows...it just depends on what you like. I had 4 females and one male in my 55 and they hang around together most of the time.
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What else is in your tank?
Nothing yet. I'm setting it up after a long hiatus.

Was thinking a dozen or so Harlequin rasboras and 8 kuhli loaches on the bottom. A slow cruiser would be cool.
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I'm partial to the bosemani rainbows. 
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Nothing yet. I'm setting it up after a long hiatus.

Was thinking a dozen or so Harlequin rasboras and 8 kuhli loaches on the bottom. A slow cruiser would be cool.


Based on this stocking plan, I'm with the person that suggested pearl gourami's. Beautiful and peaceful fish to my understanding. Might get some myself soon!
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Keyhole cichlids would be pretty cool.



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Based on this stocking plan, I'm with the person that suggested pearl gourami's. Beautiful and peaceful fish to my understanding. Might get some myself soon!
I agree. Sounds like a great match.
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