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If not tetras do you know of any other smaller schooling fish compatible with angelfish
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We recommend that angelfish be kept by themselves for a few reasons. First, other fish commonly harbor pathogens that are not an obvious problem with to the other fish, but are very harmful to angelfish. Most people will not quarantine properly or know how to identify or eliminate these pathogens. Second, angelfish are cichlids and are typically fairly aggressive when they pair off. Smaller fish in the tank could be in danger. Lastly, some angelfish will not pair up as readily in a community situation (especially if it's crowded), and most of us wouldn't want that. The exception to this is keeping a bristlenose ansistrus or some corydoras with them if you are certain they don't carry pathogens. If you must have that community tank, then add some tetras that are too large to be eaten and possibly some of the more peaceful South Americans such as, discus, festivums or urarus. Remember to use a good quarantine procedure, or expect to lose your angelfish to disease.
I agree that a 20 gallon tank is too small. Angelfish are very tall fish, so they need larger (and taller) tank volumes than you'd think.
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Although they are generally considered a peaceful species of fish, angelfish can sometimes be territorial. It is advisable to raise them in a group of 6 or more as this often dulls their aggression and bullying. Angelfish are also known fin nippers and can harass species of fish with long flowing fins like Betta splendens, guppies and goldfish. They are also predatory and can stalk and devour very small tank mates like neon tetras. The Banded Angelfish is a species of small coral reef fish that appears in both of the Endless Ocean games.
Photo provided by FlickrThis species has a diet typical of angelfishes. Its main food is . It also eats small , , tubeworms, and .
Photo provided by FlickrWe've often times use small angelfish as dither fish for pairs.
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This photo is of a small black, white, and yellow angelfish. While roaming around the zoo a smaller aquarium caught my eye. As I walk over I see a small fish zoom by, I couldn't help myself so iI captured a photo of it.The name comes from the stripes of this fish; while other varieties have only three stripes, this kind can have four or five. Most of the time they are smaller than other angelfish, but this also makes them faster.The Dwarf Angelfish - unlike the large marine angelfish, these dwarf saltwater angelfish are for the bulk of hobbyists with the tanks in the smaller size ranges of 30 to 100 gallons. Like their larger counterparts, the dwarf angelfish can be quite territorial in the small confines of the home aquarium. It's best to keep only one of these dwarf angelfish in your tank.Angelfish Tank Set-Up: When setting up an aquarium to house your angelfish pair, remember that this is one fish where a tall aquarium must be considered for reasons other than aesthetics. It is not uncommon for properly cared for veil angelfish to reach 12 inches or more from the top of the dorsal to the tip of the anal fin. If a breeding angelfish pair is cramped, they may not feel secure. So, make sure you give them plenty of room. We recommend a 20-gallon "high" as the smallest aquarium to house a pair. Angelfish need to feel secure in order to do well and to breed freely. Their natural environment is one of slow moving water that has many hiding places such as roots and tall plants. Although, gravel is not recommended in the breeding set-up, potted plants and/or cured driftwood is fine. If the angelfish spawn on the plants or driftwood, remove these items until they spawn on the desired medium - spawning slate or MAG slate. After the angelfish pair has had a spawn or two on a spawning slate, they will usually continue to use the slate, even after you put the plants back in. Angelfish Do not keep small fish like tetras or anything else under 2.5 to 3 cm long with Angelfish – you will be providing them with an expensive lunch! If you absolutely must have tetras in your tank, add them when the Angelfish are very young. When they grow up together, the tetras might not be considered food. Also avoid overly aggressive tank mates, or fin nippers like Tiger Barbs or Serpae Tetras. Because of their curiosity, Betta Splendens and Gouramis are not a wise choice either…Unless you really trust your source, you don't really know for sure how old the angelfish is you're getting, and whether they may be past spawning age, or greatly slowing down. If you have more time than money then it may be best to get 10-12 juvenile angelfish to raise and pair off. This will require a smaller initial investment in stock, give you the possibility of several angelfish pairs and allow you greater freedom to try and match up the traits you wish to preserve (you get to pick the best ones).