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How many angels?

Postby Cichlid boy » Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:00 pm

As the title says how many angels can I have in a 50 gallon tall tank. It's planted and has a pair of keyholes, pair of kribensis and a 5year old tiger barb. The tank gets weekly 25-50% water changes. It's 18" by 20" by 31".
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Re: How many angels?

Postby mambee » Tue Aug 23, 2016 2:42 pm

I would go with a minimum of 4 to spread out the aggression. However, a lone tiger barb is going to cause problems by constantly nipping the fins of the angels. Supposedly, tiger barbs are less nippy when kept in large groups. However, I don't think that I would ever keep them with angels.
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Re: How many angels?

Postby Cichlid boy » Tue Aug 23, 2016 3:01 pm

Ok thanks the tiger barb came with the tank when I goy it a year ago so I've just kept it I'll probably get rid of it then. Thanks for the advise
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Re: How many angels?

Postby The Dude315 » Sun Aug 28, 2016 7:58 pm

The Tiger Barb would probably need to go and you may have problems if the Kribensis breed. I tried keeping a breeding pair of Kribensis with Angels and Bolivian Rams and it did not last into adulthood. The Angels will quarrel. Kribs get nasty when breeding. I personally wouldn't try it in less than a 75 even with brilliant aquascaping. The Keyholes may be able to carve out a little niche depending on aquascaping.
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Re: How many angels?

Postby Cichlid boy » Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:56 am

Ya they just bred and were to aggressive for that tank and I've already got rid of the tiger barb. I'm going to get rid of the kris soon.
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Re: How many angels?

Postby Cichlid boy » Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:23 pm

:fish: So I'm up to 11 angels. Theres 3 about the size of a silver dollar, 3 about the size of a half dollar and 5 with a body that has a 3.5-4" diameter. There's also about 6bn plecos in the tank also only 2". Fed 2X/day with a weekly 50% water change. All of the angels are in the upper half of the tank almost all the time and was looking for something that will stay towards the bottom, I was looking at some rams.

Also there's hardly any fighting in the tank. The only time I've seen fighting was when two paired off and we're ready to breed.

Here's a coupl tank shots to show you how it looks.
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Let me know if you think I can add them

Thanks
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Re: How many angels?

Postby DeadFishFloating » Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:38 pm

There's hardly any fighting because the tank is way overstocked.
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Re: How many angels?

Postby Cichlid boy » Sun Mar 05, 2017 9:37 pm

Ok so I got rid of 5 of the angels so I'm down to 7 angles. I got rid of 2 o the largest and 2 of the half dollar size. Also get rid of 3 plecos. How's the stocking now? Still overstocked? Could I add a pair of rams?

If I should reduce the stocking number. How much should I reduce it by?

Let me Know thanks
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Re: How many angels?

Postby Cichlid boy » Sun Mar 05, 2017 9:48 pm

Also test results are:
Ammonia- 0ppm
Nitrite- 0ppm
Nitrate- 10ppm
pH- ~7.2
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