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Old 12-28-2012, 01:11 AM   #1
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The 2 types I hear most often are cardinal or rummy nose.. Does anyone have experience with others that do good with angels? Obviously I'm trying to avoid fin nippers. Thanks!
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I wouldn't get small tetras because in the wild angels eat neons and cardinals, unless the angels stay really small. Maybe platys or glass catfish, something that gets a bit bigger but not too big.
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Old 12-28-2012, 04:01 AM   #3
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I wouldn't get small tetras because in the wild angels eat neons and cardinals, unless the angels stay really small. Maybe platys or glass catfish, something that gets a bit bigger but not too big.
I know angels will eat anything that will fit in there mouth. I have dwarf cichlids and some cory cats was hoping to add a top swimmer, just not sure what. I've never even considered platys so I will look into them thanks.
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:28 AM   #4
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Platies aren't schooling fish, they prefer to have others of the same specimen around but they aren't schoolers. They are also very messy fish and produce masses of babies. Depending on your tank size some deeper bodied tetras which aren't nippers would do good. Lemon tetra?
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:43 AM   #5
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How about some rainbows?
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:31 AM   #6
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Platies aren't schooling fish, they prefer to have others of the same specimen around but they aren't schoolers. They are also very messy fish and produce masses of babies. Depending on your tank size some deeper bodied tetras which aren't nippers would do good. Lemon tetra?
I've always liked the idea of lemon tetras
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:32 AM   #7
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How about some rainbows?
I've considered them but was worried they get big? Any specific type your familiar with?
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Harlequin rasboras won't bother your angelfish, and full-grown rasboras are too big for the angels to eat them
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I have 12 adult angels and keep mostly all small fish. Alot depends on the personality of individual angels and when angels are raised around small fish they tend to totally ignore them. Besides Cardinals and Rummynose, you can use Lemons or Diamond tetras, Harliquen Rasbora, Threadfin Rainbowfish, and Hatchfish are all good schoolers and work well with angels.
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:00 AM   #10
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I reccomend black skirt tetras. Beautiful schooling fish i love mine!!
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