Angelfish fighting

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Morganawolf

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8 months ago I had started a freshwater tank and had 2 angelfish. 1 large marble and 1 smaller silver. The marbled was always picking on the silver but nothing to be alarmed about. It was mainly territorial and an alpha behavior. After awhile, I had separated them because I wanted to start a tank in my daughters room. So, I split them up. The silver got bigger. About 2 months later, I wound up having to put the silver back with the marble and now the silver picks on the marble constantly. Bullying him, just picking on him. I was thinking about going and getting a few more angels to try and stop the silvers aggression. What do I do? I hate to separate them again.
 

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What size is your tank? Is there visible damage being done?
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ps I deleted your duplicate post. Hope you don't mind
 

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Yes, the size of your tank - we need to know that

Also, do you have any other fish in the tank with the angels? If so, what fish and how many?
 

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Weird as it seems, this sounds like angelfish payback.
When I got my guys the other day, I had 4 angels in a plastic bag with a pleco. The pleco was NOT happy, and thrashed around the bag a lot while I acclimated them. When I finally let them into the tank, the pleco shot right to the side and stuck himself there. And I swear to god one of the angels he had smacked up in the bag came up behind him and nipped him right in the tail!
Ergo... angelfish payback!!!
 

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I too have the same problem!!! Just started with this new hobby of having fish in my home and as happy as i was seing this made me very sad.
Got an angelfish on wednesday and yesteday got another, but the 3 day old one is chasing and picking on the other but i dont know why? Both came from the same tank in the pet shop. I heard about territory but wouln't the mater settle down yet?
p.s . i have a 120 ltr tank and have 2 clown -loaches and 2 tetras
 

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sought the problem out!!!! I went and bought 2 more angelfish (a bit bigger in size) and now everything is ok!!!
 
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