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Old 03-17-2014, 02:49 PM   #1
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Angelfish tank mates

Hey guys, I have a 200 litre tank with 8 corys and 5 angels. I really like my angels but didn't realise when I got them that they can be quite aggressive and I'm gonna need to be careful what I put in the tank with them. I like fish with a bit of personality. I'm hoping that you guys are gonna have some ideas on my best options. I'm fairly new to fish keeping so wanted to draw on you guys experience. Want my tank to be peaceful and relaxing, don't think I could take looking at a tank where I know someone's being bullied or the fish aren't happy. Thanks in advance
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Old 03-17-2014, 04:33 PM   #2
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So similar to my tank. I think 2 pearl gouramis and 1/2 orange barbs. That's what I have with my 4 angels. Click image for larger version

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2 pearl gouramis and an orange barb. They are peaceful fish and both are energetic especially the barb.
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Old 03-17-2014, 04:51 PM   #3
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Cool, thanks. Do the barbs not nip at the angels fins? I was thinking about having barbs but thought they would stress the angels
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My orange barb is fine. Make sure if you do get a barb it's small so it knows the angelfish are the boss.
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Is something wrong with larger tetras like serpae or diamond? Also, I would think pearls and angelfish would fight.
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I have pearl gouramis with my angelfish and they are compatible. Cherry barbs or black ruby barbs would be a good peaceful barb species.
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Is something wrong with larger tetras like serpae or diamond? Also, I would think pearls and angelfish would fight.
Serpaes tend to be fin-nippers, if I recall correctly. I could see Diamond Tetras being okay so long as their quick movement wouldn't stress out the angelfish.
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