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Old 04-07-2013, 03:26 PM   #1
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Tank size for flame angel?

I have a 65 fowlr with 2 clowns, 1 royal gramma, and 3 blue reef chromis. Yesterday, it started leaking from the bottom. We went out to get a new tank. The only one we could afford was a 60 gallon, so that s what we got. I also have a flame angel in quarantine, to go into the fowlr soon. I read that his minimum tank size is 70 gal. The lfs said that five gallons wasn't too big of a deal. Now I just realized that we will be going down ten gallons. We haven't transferred tanks yet. I could still return the 60. Is 60 just way too small for a flame angel? I want him to be happy. I'm pretty sure 60 isn't acceptable but my husband wants us to make sure before we return it...so what is your opinion? Thanks guys.
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:14 PM   #2
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Well I might be a trouble maker, but my flame is in my 54gal corner tank. He's very happy in here he runs my tank.

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lfs here told me 55 was good for a pair so planning pair for my 55 with the size of flames i'd say your more then fine.
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40 or bigger would be fine for a flame angel
they say 30 g but thats just a tad small
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I'd consider a flame angel on par with the coral beauty. Both are able to be housed in such a size of tank, I keep a coral beauty in my 55.
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Old 04-07-2013, 05:43 PM   #6
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I kept my Coral Beauty in a 29 for about 2 months. No problems whatsoever. Was very happy and healthy. I have him in a 55 gallon now. Both the Beauty and the Flame are fine in a 30 gallon tank. Many people house them with no issues, but 50 gallons or more is recommended. So you should be good!! Very good looking fish!!
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:33 PM   #7
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Wow, that's great news. Thanks for the help everyone. It is so crazy how conflicting the information is out there. Live Aquaria is where I saw the 70 gallon minimum...
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:34 PM   #8
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Oops I hit send too early. And I thought they were pretty trustworthy. Anyway, majority rules. Thanks again!
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:36 PM   #9
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Well I might be a trouble maker, but my flame is in my 54gal corner tank. He's very happy in here he runs my tank.
Love the tank...it's gorgeous! He does look happy!!
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Live aquaria are over cautious in a lot of their fish and minimal tank size. Every book and every other website say a Flame can stay in a 30 gallon. I think the bigger the better, but with your tank I don't see an issue.
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