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Old 08-04-2009, 08:12 PM   #1
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Angels in 65 gallon

These are my 11 angel fish. The 65 gallon tank is mounted where the fire would be in a walnut mantle. This is our new house and we owned a custom cabinet shop so were able to build some special things including this mantle. The tank backs into the master bedroom where there is a drain and hot and cold water in the wall (the plumber used the set-up that is used for a washing machine.)

All the fish are gold veiled pearl scale angels who we all enjoy watching including the cats. It is in the kitchen/family room and there is a flat screen above the mantle so during commercials we watch the fish. These are the most hungry fish I have ever seen. They actually beg for food.
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Old 08-04-2009, 08:18 PM   #2
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Beautiful tank!! Awesome woodwork! Post a pic of the other side?
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Old 08-04-2009, 08:42 PM   #3
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Thanks...

Right now the back is all exposed but... I am going to have a box on casters built that will cover the tank but roll out of the way for me to work on the tank. I will do some trompe l'oeil painting on the box to make it interesting. It also has a TV above it.
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Goregous tank ! Love it
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Old 08-06-2009, 11:25 AM   #5
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What a great idea! Looks fantastic!
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Old 08-06-2009, 11:36 AM   #6
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Just curious though....are you keeping so many together to get a pair? The angels will invariably grow to a perfect 65 gal size, but 11 fullgrown angels in a 65gal is pretty much impossible.
You will likely get a pair from stocking them as juveniles in that number, but they will be way too big to be kept in the 65 gallon all together. Any plans?
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I had a 55 gallon tank years ago with 7-8 angels that worked fine. I guess when it becomes a problem I will find homes for some of the fish. I am not interested in breeding. My initial research indicated that with more fish they tend to not be as territorial. I know that a breeding pair can really dominate a tank. I did design the tank so there were places to "hide." So... my plan is to deal with it when I need to.

At this point it is a calm, compatible tank. There is one small fish who has been a little aggressive since the beginning. These fish were all nickel-sized when I bought them except one quarter-sized who interestingly now acts like the benevolent big daddy. I know it is pointless to get rid of the little aggressive one because another will just step up.

Any advice for keeping the fish happy as long as possible?
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Old 08-07-2009, 01:26 AM   #8
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very nice. i had 12 angels in my 120. ended up with 5 pair and it was ww3. there was always a pair breeding on both ends and some times in the middle. even with hiding places when they are breeding size you will prob want to cut down to 4 or 2 pairs. they are wonderful fish.
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Old 08-14-2009, 08:12 PM   #9
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I changed the angle of the water tube and it is now making bubbles. The fish are playing.. I know they think the bubbles are food but it is cool to watch. Before this I had the input shooting across the top of the water and the fish were taking rides on the current.

I am the one who had the input and output backwards for 5 months.... Better tank now. DUH
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amazing tank is all i have to say
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