Angel friendly tank mates Question

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by trailblazer295, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. t

    trailblazer295 Well Known Member Member

    I am in the process of setting up/cycling my 30g tank and have most of my stock list other than one part. What entertaining fish would work with this list, when I saw entertaining I'm thinking along the terms of rams. I am a beginner at tropical fish.

    1 pair angels
    1 pair ??????
    10 bleeding heart tetra (may change to another similar size tetra depending on availability)
    1 pair bushy nose pleco
     
  2. Shawnie

    Shawnie Fishlore Legend Member

    rams might work :) but if you buy a pair of breeding angels, the rest will be terrorized...
     
  3. OP
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    t

    trailblazer295 Well Known Member Member

    What type of ram? I hear GBR are pretty picky about there water quality.
     




    Last edited: Mar 23, 2010
  4. bassbonediva

    bassbonediva Fishlore VIP Member

    German blue rams (or the golden or electric blue varieties, if you can find them) and Bolivian butterfly rams. I think since they prefer the bottom of the tank, the angels might leave them alone.
     
  5. S

    Sammyboi1993 Valued Member Member

    German Blue Cold Be Okay not 100% Though and the German Blue has a wounderful colurs on them
     
  6. OP
    OP
    t

    trailblazer295 Well Known Member Member

    The tanks rough setup will have driftwood and swords on the left side (36" long tank) and a rock pile with caves on the right side.
     
  7. OP
    OP
    t

    trailblazer295 Well Known Member Member

    I've seen the GBR and they do have nice colour but I'm not sure if they are a good beginner fish.
     
  8. Jaysee

    Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

    First off, is the tank a TRUE 30 gallon? If it is, then I would not recommend angels because the tank is not that tall. A 29 and a 30 have very different dimensions.

    A pair of BN plecos - 2 plecos are too much for a tank that size.
    A pair of ?? - I don't think a pair of anything would be good with an angel pair in that sized tank
     
  9. OP
    OP
    t

    trailblazer295 Well Known Member Member

    Dimensions 36"L 16"H 12" D
     
  10. Jaysee

    Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

    That's a true 30 gallon
     
  11. Shawnie

    Shawnie Fishlore Legend Member

    Identicle to one of mine with a breeding pair of angels for over 2 years DSC04699.JPG
     
  12. OP
    OP
    t

    trailblazer295 Well Known Member Member

    So what do you suggest?
     
  13. Jaysee

    Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

    Listen to shawnie :)
     
  14. OP
    OP
    t

    trailblazer295 Well Known Member Member

    I should mention I'll be running an AC70 to start and adding a AC30 later on (currently used on a make shift pond until the weather is suitable for the goldfish to re-enter it)
     
  15. Shawnie

    Shawnie Fishlore Legend Member

    :;laughingNOT
    but...I do think 2 angels would be fine....1 plec as jaysee suggested...and either a nice school of cories, or some of the tetras you want....not sure about 10.....and again, if they are a breeding pair, they wont tolerate the tetras a bit so have a back up tank in case :)
     
  16. OP
    OP
    t

    trailblazer295 Well Known Member Member

    Hard to say if its a breeding pair the LFS doesn't split male and female.
     
  17. S

    Sammyboi1993 Valued Member Member

    The Rams require a Mature tank but they are easy to keep and maintain.
     
  18. OP
    OP
    t

    trailblazer295 Well Known Member Member

    The AC70 currently running has media from a well established AC30 running in addition to other chemicals.
     
  19. Shawnie

    Shawnie Fishlore Legend Member

    established tanks for rams doesnt mean a filter running for awhile..it means the tank should be established for 3 or more months ....what chemicals are you adding?
     
  20. OP
    OP
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    trailblazer295 Well Known Member Member





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