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Old 03-06-2009, 07:42 PM   #1
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Cool How many angelfish should be in one tank?

I have two young angelfish in a 10 gallon tank. They're being moved to a 48 gallon as soon as it's cycled. Do I need more than 2 to keep the peace when they get older or will it be ok just to have the two of them? I keep reading different things so I was wondering if you guys have an opinion about what I should do. I'm hoping to just keep the two of them since I want to put some other interesting fish in the tank. I know they get big so I don't want to take up all the space on angels. Thanks guys.
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Angelfish can get pretty big but I like to stick by the gallon per inch of fish rule. Are you just keeping angelfish in the tank or are you keeping other fish too, I'd get about four or five, angelfish can be aggressive but it isn't very common for them to be.
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no more inch per gallon myths.....

they are fine to keep 2 together. a lot of people get a mix 5-6 and wait for 2 to pair off. though that might not be a good thing anyways.

2 will be fine in your 48 gallon.
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no more inch per gallon myths.....

they are fine to keep 2 together. a lot of people get a mix 5-6 and wait for 2 to pair off. though that might not be a good thing anyways.

2 will be fine in your 48 gallon.

I find the inch per gallon "myth" to be quite helpful and it hasn't failed me yet.
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best to learn how things work vs going by these so called rules.
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Thanks everyone, but what I really want to know is if only 2 angelfish will get along together once they get older even if they aren't a mating pair. I would rather just keep the 2 that I have but if I have to get another one to keep the peace then I will.
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they are cichlids and will fight from time to time but there is plenty of room and if you make hiding spots they will be fine.
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They'd probably be just fine together I like to have more than that though it's just what i prefer.
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Great! I'll just stick with the two of them for now then. My tank is an odd shape...more tall then long. 31 high and 20Lx18W...so not as much swimming room as the typical tank. Hopefully that's enough room to stay out of each others way.
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I find the inch per gallon "myth" to be quite helpful and it hasn't failed me yet.
Let me know how you make out with 2 10' Oscars in a 20 gallon tank.
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