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Old 01-25-2019, 04:46 PM   #1
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3rd angel

I found a platinum white angel the same size as the 2 I have in my 60gal tank at petsmart. It looks very healthy and plump and I really want to add it to my tank. What are your opinions on this, I donít believe the two I have are paired up, and really dunno if theyíre even the opposite sex. I donít know what sex the white angel is at petsmart either
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Old 01-25-2019, 05:59 PM   #2
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I also have 2 Bolivian rams, 18 neons and 4 corys, and 1 clown pleco in the tank
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Old 01-26-2019, 06:12 AM   #3
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Just make sure you have another suitable tank at hand in case things go wrong. Three is a precarious number for groups of both middle school students and angelfish.

I added a third angel once in a (non-overstocked) 55-gallon community, and everything seemed fine for awhile. Then one day two of the three went into breeding mode, and they viciously beat the third angel into a corner of the tank and would have killed it if I had not been there to scoop it out and arrange a transfer to a new tank. Angels can be deadly serious about protecting their families.
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Old 01-26-2019, 11:57 AM   #4
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Would it be better to add 2 more instead of one then ?
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Old 01-26-2019, 05:39 PM   #5
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So I did it against my better judgement, I got the white angel, and honestly so far they’ve all come out and been more active then when it was just two. The white one doesn’t even back down to my Bolivians. I think the white is a male and the two I had were females so eventually I’ll have to regime a female but this summer I’ll have a 125g setup so I may be able to keep all of them if I find another male
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Old 01-26-2019, 06:28 PM   #6
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Sounds like a beautiful fish and a nice setup to come!



I'm not really an expert on angels, so I can't answer. I have heard that a larger group will fare better than three as long as the tank is large enough and well planted to give them space, but I don't know if that's true or just some lore I heard around that time. I know some people keep groups of angels in some tanks, so I'm assuming there's some equation of space and numbers that is feasible. I just don't know what it is. Maybe someone else here with more experience can comment. And who knows....my pair may just have been particularly aggressive.



For what it's worth, I saw no signs of aggression whatsoever until the mating pair was ready to spawn, and then it was like Jekyll and Hyde. The change from peaceful tankmates of the third angel to relentless assassins was sudden and horrific.



Good luck, and post pictures if/when you can. It sounds like you are giving them a good home and preparing for any possible problems, so they are lucky fish
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Hereís a pic of the tank as of right now
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I have another anubius (frazeri) and a bunch of anacharis to plant still
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Beautiful angels and beautiful aquarium. I like your ram, too. The black substrate was a nice choice.
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