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Old 01-04-2013, 07:52 PM   #1
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can i add more anglefish to my tank

I have a 55gal tank with 2 male angles 5 rosey barbs and 1 raphael catfish
I would like to add . two female angles is this ok. i hear that three pairs is the magic number.


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Not 3 pairs in a 55. I keep 6 pairs in a 220g that is heavily planted which is the only reason it works. Also how do you know you have two males? Did you buy adults that had already spawned?
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Just a guess i am new to anglefish what is the best way to tell they are decent size fish and i have had them for three months they seem happy.
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There is no way to tell 100% sure until they spawn. Angels mature at 8 months and if spawning occurs the male's breeding vent will look like a sharpened pencil tip and the females will look like the blunt end of a pencil earser. The females breeding vent is easy to see when it drops.
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they need a male and female to spawn right ?
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they need a male and female to spawn right ?
Yes but sometimes a same sex pair, especially females will "try" spawning. Pairs tend to stay together and when ready to spawn will begin cleaning a spot over and over so the female can lay her eggs.
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Yes but sometimes a same sex pair, especially females will "try" spawning. Pairs tend to stay together and when ready to spawn will begin cleaning a spot over and over so the female can lay her eggs.
ok well i keep an eye on them. but i have a feeling they are both males
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You'd be surprised
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