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Old 09-29-2011, 12:01 PM   #1
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Question Suggestions for Top Level Swimmers with an Angelfish

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I'm looking for suggestions on a schooling top level swimmer that are "angelfish" safe. I enjoy the look of neon tetras but I don't want them to be a snack later once the angel gets larger. Also needs to be non-fin nippers!

Tank inhabitants in my 50 gallon long:
1 angelfish
3 red platies
5 juli cories
2 (soon to be 5) panda cories

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hatchetfish.

They are probably the BEST top level fish - although they are jumpers.
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hatchetfish.

They are probably the BEST top level fish - although they are jumpers.
slightly suicidal

siamese fighters are top level fish but i dunno how they will cope with the angels

and they do look absolutely stunning, and u can teach them to do tricks :P
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siamese fighters are top level fish but i dunno how they will cope with the angels

and they do look absolutely stunning, and u can teach them to do tricks :P
I do love me some bettas! Haven't had one in years.


I'm also open to a few non-schooling fish, too! Anything to bring some color and life to the top of the tank, lol
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Putting a betta with a angel whould be bad
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I do love me some bettas! Haven't had one in years.

I'm also open to a few non-schooling fish, too! Anything to bring some color and life to the top of the tank, lol
Oh, that's a tough one Angels can be soooo territorial at least mine are! Idk about a betta but maybe gouramis at one time I had mine in a tank with those and seemed to do ok as long as the gouramis stayed out of their space.
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Oh, that's a tough one Angels can be soooo territorial at least mine are! Idk about a betta but maybe gouramis at one time I had mine in a tank with those and seemed to do ok as long as the gouramis stayed out of their space.
Haha, oops. That was supposed to be meant as more of a "oh yeah, bettas are awesome!" comment.

Edit: Double oops. Accidentally quoted your comment instead of mine.
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Haha, oops. That was supposed to be meant as more of a "oh yeah, bettas are awesome!" comment.

Edit: Double oops. Accidentally quoted your comment instead of mine.
Lol! No problem btw I forgot to mention I have a friend who has Angels with keyhole cichlids and they do great together!
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Lol! No problem btw I forgot to mention I have a friend who has Angels with keyhole cichlids and they do great together!
I see that keyhole cichlids are generally peaceful. Do they become territorial/aggressive towards other species when spawning? While there is a decent amount of places to hide in the tank, would they be bothered with all the cories and platies also sharing the spaces? I find the cories playing in almost every square inch of the tank, lol
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I see that keyhole cichlids are generally peaceful. Do they become territorial/aggressive towards other species when spawning? While there is a decent amount of places to hide in the tank, would they be bothered with all the cories and platies also sharing the spaces? I find the cories playing in almost every square inch of the tank, lol
Yes as far as I know they r very peaceful fish as far as territorial/ aggressive when spawning idk I can ask my friend later when he gets off work..... Im pretty sure as long as you have a decent amount of places to hide you should be fine! My friend has those cichlid stones in his tank and that's what they hide and have their fry in. I know also he has some cories in his tank but no platies. I can let you know later this evening what he says.
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