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Old 05-29-2009, 06:06 PM   #1
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Well all my fish died in my 150 gallon xh, and im looking at what to go with next i have decided to go with small, since its an xh and larger fish really wont have enough swimming space. I was wondering if I could go with like 4 dwarf angels since it is a larger tank for them.

Im going to wait one month before i added any fish.

By the way I found out why my fish died when they were hooking up my sump yesterday they found that I forgot to turn the valve back on the canister when i was cleaning the media.

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I don't think your fish died because of not using a cannister. Not sure how that would cause fish to die. From your previous post...

All my fishes dying :(

... sounds like your fish died from ich.

And if that's the case, your tank needs to remain fishless for 6-8 weeks to let the life cycle of the ich parasite run its course. If you put fish in before 6 weeks, the ich will still be in the tank and will infect your new fish - even if you quarantine them. Best to wait a couple months before introducing any new fish in there.

Regarding 4x dwarf angels, I'm no angel expert but I think you may have some aggression issues between all of them, even in a 150g. But let's see what others that keep them say about it.

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Gonna back up kurt on this one. Putting fish in the tank before then will run you the risk of just starting all over with the Ich. I would crank the heaters as well. The warmer water will speed up the life cycle of the parasites a bit and help to make sure they are all dead when you add them. I would set up a qt that way the last 4 weeks of waiting for the ich in your main you can have a fish in the qt to keep you busy. It is just a good preventative measure anyway.

I think you would stand a real good chance of agression with 4 dwarf angels as well. You could maybe do 2 and add them at the same time. Hopefully a 150 is big enough for them to steak out thier own ground. Will probably still see minor scuffles though.
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I also agree with aggression issues. What type are you planning on? Some are downright mean and wont allow another in the tank. I also agree with Kurt that the cannister off had nothing to do with it. If ich then you need to follow what they said.


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