Flame Angelfish need at least 75 gallons. Good Angelfish for that tank are Cherub, Multicolored, Blue Dwarf, and African Flamebacks. There are much more but there is just some of them.Katie13 said:I am thinking about getting a 40 gallon breeder saltwater reef tank. I would really like to have an Angelfish or two in this tank. Is that possible? Are there any Angels that would work?
Interesting. I found this on fishlore which states that the dwarf flame angel only gets to about 4 inches and requires a 30 gallon tank. Maybe they should remove this since it is incorrect.NC122606 said:I know what I said, Dwarf Flame Angelfish and Flame Angelfish are the same fish. Even though they get to 4 inches they still require 75 gallons to live out their lives.
The only site that makes a real attempt a minimum tank sizes is Live Aquaria. The rest I swear throw darts at a board to see what number they go with. The problem is that precious few make an effort to really take a good look at the fish to give a decent idea of what it needs. Flame Angels although smaller are very active and need horitzontal swimming room (ie 4 foot tank) in addition they are one of the more aggressive dwarf angels and I have seen first hand their behavior in a 36 gallon bowfront and it wasn't pleasant. If you really want to try an angel of some form the only one I would recommend for a 40 breeder would be a Cherubfish aka Pygmy Angel. They max out around 3 inches and would do okay in a tank of that size. Flameback Angels could work but tend to be more aggressive.PeteStevers said:Interesting. I found this on fishlore which states that the dwarf flame angel only gets to about 4 inches and requires a 30 gallon tank. Maybe they should remove this since it is incorrect.
Dwarf Flame Angelfish Care, Size, Life Span, Tank Mates, Breeding