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Old 01-28-2004, 12:39 AM   #1
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Angelfish

I was recently looking at angelfish in my lfs and decided I needed to have them. I know I cant put them in my current tank(contains tiger barbs), so I would have to get a new one. Whats a good size >30 gallons and how many angels would I be able to get in there? I have an empty 10gal i'm going to fill up that I would use to raise them when they're small, and would move them into a larger tank when they get bigger (The angels at the lfs were babies and they were adorable less than one inch in width). I also have a ph around 7.5 and I dont plan on changing it(too much work ) Would angelfish be able to adapt to this?
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Old 01-28-2004, 12:58 AM   #2
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For angels you need a long and tall tank, as they can grow to about 8 inches in height and like to swim. I'd advise a 55 gallon or larger tank. Allivymar has a 55 in which she keeps her angels, and they do well there (spawning often!). A 10 is really only sufficient for a little while, as angels can be aggressive and will grow relatively fast.

A pH of 7.5 is fine for them--they like a neutral pH.
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*grin* Angelfish...yay!

Some basic info (didn't you read my angelfish article Endgame?):

Adult angels need at least 10g each; both because of territory issues as well as needed height for those big ol fins. I have 5 in my 55g, and 2 in my 25g. I'd suggest no more then 3 adults for a 30g, which will start off fine as dime/quarter size fish in the 10g for a month or 2.

As madasa said, your pH is fine. Its only when one has wild angels one needs to be really concerned about pH; domestic angels can handle a pretty wide variety of pH and have even been known to breed in a pH of 8.0!

Now go read the article in the fish and plant profiles forum and see if you have any more questions after you're done *grin*
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