Angel friendly tank mates Question

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

  1. trailblazer295Well Known MemberMember

    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. ShawnieFishlore LegendMember

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

  3. trailblazer295Well Known MemberMember

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

    Last edited: Mar 23, 2010
  4. bassbonedivaFishlore VIPMember

    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. Sammyboi1993Valued MemberMember

    German Blue Cold Be Okay not 100% Though and the German Blue has a wounderful colurs on them
  6. trailblazer295Well Known MemberMember

    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. trailblazer295Well Known MemberMember

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

    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. trailblazer295Well Known MemberMember

    Dimensions 36"L 16"H 12" D
  10. JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    That's a true 30 gallon
  11. ShawnieFishlore LegendMember

    Identicle to one of mine with a breeding pair of angels for over 2 years DSC04699.JPG
  12. trailblazer295Well Known MemberMember

    So what do you suggest?
  13. JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    Listen to shawnie :)
  14. trailblazer295Well Known MemberMember

    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. ShawnieFishlore LegendMember

    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. trailblazer295Well Known MemberMember

    Hard to say if its a breeding pair the LFS doesn't split male and female.
  17. Sammyboi1993Valued MemberMember

    The Rams require a Mature tank but they are easy to keep and maintain.
  18. trailblazer295Well Known MemberMember

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

    established tanks for rams doesnt mean a filter running for means the tank should be established for 3 or more months ....what chemicals are you adding?
  20. trailblazer295Well Known MemberMember


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