Angel Fish 40g Breeder 40 Gallon Tank

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    zfrabuttNew MemberMember

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    In the near future I’m looking to create a community tank. I want to have two angel fish in the tank. I was wondering, is a 40G breeder too short for a fully grown angelfish? Also, what schooling fish would do well in a community tank with angelfish? I was thinking about doing some type of Corydoras and another schooling fish. Any stocking suggestions?
     
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    Stocking idea:
    2 angelfish
    6 emerald cory's
    1-2 bn plecos
    15-20 neon tetras
    There's some room leftover, but I'm not sure what else you want, or exactly how much room is left
     
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    40 Breeder is 16" tall. depends on which variety of angel, some are tall, and some are very tall.
     
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    zfrabuttNew MemberMember

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    Do you think that the angelfish will do alright with the neon tetras once they’re fully grown? I feel like they’re small enough to turn into food after the angels grow.
     
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    Do you know which angelfish migh not grow as tall?
     
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    It's 50/50. If it's not worth the risk go with barbs or a bigger tetra
    @bizaliz3 @angelcraze
     
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    Honestly I say minimum 18" depth for angelfish. I just don't feel they'd be able to fully display in that height. Idk, it's ok I suppose, just not optimal. Your choice.

    As far as a shorter angel, the leopoldi angels are smallest. A heads up though, if you keep two angels together, it might be difficult to keep them from fighting unless they are a pair. Even then, they might still fight and might lay eggs and defend them.

    Angelfish are more docile cichlids that can be kept with community fish that are large enough not to become food, but are still ciclids. No one can know how a cichlid will act.

    I keep only 1 pair in my 33g tanks, but I would maybe go for med sized tetras like red or black phantom, flame, lemon.
     
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    Thank you so much for the information. I really appreciate it. If is going to be a little small for them then I’ll probably defer to building a tank around Pearl Gouramis. I’ll just wait until I can get a taller tank before I try and tackle angelfish.
     
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    That is a good responsible plan. It's not like it's not doable, I just think pearl gourami or other would be way better suited for a 40g breeder. I really like gouramis and a lot of Asian plants too, but I have a lot of angelfish already, and don't feel they mix well....
    Anyway, it means a lot coming from me, I am and angelfish nut haha.
     
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