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Old 06-23-2013, 11:48 AM   #1
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Fighting angels

Hi, I have a 360 litre community tank with a mixture of tetra's, cory's, plecs, gourami's and angels. I bought four angels as infants and they soon paired and grew to healthy mature angels. I lost on angel a few months ago and there has been a territorial battle ever since.

Any advice how to stop the fighting would be welcome.

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Old 06-23-2013, 12:10 PM   #2
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Adult angels will be naturally aggressive as they seek out territory.

Paired Angels are even worse, I've had friends lose a lot of fish because they had a mating pair being overly aggressive.

As for stopping it, well, either remove the single angel or the mated pair.

That's the only thing I can see that'll sort out this issue.

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This type of aggression is natural when there is an odd angel out. Is there a way you could get any more angels roughly the same size? When angels are kept in a group of at least 6 aggression is more spread out and no one individual tends to get picked on solely.

Also if you could get more you would want to remove the 3 original angels, rearrange the tank, add the new angels, then put the old angels back in. What happens is this often confuses the established angels into thinking they are in a new tank where they have no established territory. I have 12 adult breeding angels in a 220g 100% planted tank.
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Thanks for your quick responses. I will take your advice and see what happens.
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