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Old 03-17-2012, 10:02 AM   #1
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Thinking about adding an anglefish, advice is welcome.

I had a very aggressive bout with fin rot about a month ago. The 'survivors' are:1 stripped peacock eel and 1 rosy glass barb. I know the barb is a schooling fish. I have held off restocking my tank to allow the tank to resettle itself. My levels are finally at 0 and ph is 7.3. I'm thinking about adding an anglefish, so here are my questions. Is a 35 gallon too small? If I got more rosy glass barbs, would they harass the angle? And if so, what would be suitable as a tank mate? Thanks.
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Old 03-17-2012, 10:16 AM   #2
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A 35 gallon may be ok with one angelfish. How high is the tank?

However, Rosy barbs become fairly large and active. They may stress the angelfish out as well as not having enough room. I would have thought that the rosy barbs won't work

If it is possible, and you really want an angel, I would rehome the barb you have now and go with something that is more suitable with angelfish.

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The tank dimensions are: 30 long, 19 high and 12 inches front to back. I was told it was 35 gallons( please correct me if the gallon size is wrong.) I'm kind of attached to the rosy glass barb because he's been through a lot. So i will be getting him some friends of his own kind.I'm flexible on the angel. Any other fish ideas would be welcome.
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Are you after a centerpiece?

A Pearl Gourami might be quite nice. As are the smaller gouramis - Dwarf and honey gouramis. Bolivian rams are nice as well, and I think you can keep them as singles as well.
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A 35 gallon may be ok with one angelfish. How high is the tank?

However, Rosy barbs become fairly large and active. They may stress the angelfish out as well as not having enough room. I would have thought that the rosy barbs won't work

If it is possible, and you really want an angel, I would rehome the barb you have now and go with something that is more suitable with angelfish.

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I agree. The barb should be rehomed if you plan to purchase an angelfish.
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If you like the barb that much, try adding four more to complete a small school and they may lave the angel fish alone. That would give you 1 eel, 5 barbs and an angel. But with all fish you should qt then monitor them for aggression.
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If you like the barb that much, try adding four more to complete a small school and they may lave the angel fish alone. That would give you 1 eel, 5 barbs and an angel. But with all fish you should qt then monitor them for aggression.
Ok I will go with this. Would I overstocked my tank if I added some oto cats?
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Ok I will go with this. Would I overstocked my tank if I added some oto cats?
I don't think so, but don't add too many!
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I would only add few fish at a time. Start with the barbs, then the angel in a couple of weeks. The the ottos a couple of weeks after that. Let the bacteria adjust to the new fish. And also give the fish time to settle in. And monitor closely.
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I would only add few fish at a time. Start with the barbs, then the angel in a couple of weeks. The the ottos a couple of weeks after that. Let the bacteria adjust to the new fish. And also give the fish time to settle in. And monitor closely.
Of course I wouldn't throw everyone on at once.
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