Angelfish in a 40 gallon tal

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by FishGuy101, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. FishGuy101Valued MemberMember

    can i kep 2 angelfish in a 40 gallon high

  2. monkeypie102Well Known MemberMember

    yes, it is recommended a pair get at least 25 gallons so a 40 would be excellent (this is my opinion though and my brother has a pair in one with a school of cherry barbs) others may have something else to offer though...

  3. FishGuy101Valued MemberMember

    ok thank you for you input

  4. lizzjValued MemberMember

    Yes, you can keep 2 angels in a 40 gallon. They look nice with a school of harlequin rasboras.
  5. CichlidnutFishlore VIPMember

    Keeping a pair in a 25 gallon would be for breeding only. No other fish would be in the tank.
  6. FishGuy101Valued MemberMember

    so i can i might ince i find a home for my blood perrot and can a group of 5 tiger barbs live with them because i just got the group as a preasent
  7. CichlidnutFishlore VIPMember

    If you end up with male and female Angels, you'd have a bit of a war zone. Tiger Barbs are semi aggressive and Angels are very aggressive if they breed.

    There is also a good chance that the Tigers would nip the fins on the Angels.
  8. kinezumi89Fishlore VIPMember

    I wouldn't even keep a breeding pair in a 25, that's just not enough space in my opinion. Also definitely no tiger barbs with angels, for the reason CN stated.
  9. CichlidnutFishlore VIPMember

    25 gallons for a breeding pair is very common. I know Catsma uses a 25. I use a 29 for my pair.
  10. FishGuy101Valued MemberMember

    o i wont ten what else can i get
  11. carolo43Valued MemberMember

    A mated pair of angels will do fine in a 40 gallon. A non-pair will not. They are far too aggressive with each other and why I keep one in one 55 gallon and one in another 55 gallon. I would keep one if I was you but NOT with Tiger Barbs. Even if you should end up with a mated pair, they spawn about every 20 days and you'd need numerous tanks for all the fry.

    What's the matter with your blood parrot? I LUV my blood parrots! They've been my favorite fish yet.
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2012
  12. carolo43Valued MemberMember

    Totally agree! I would not even keep one in 25 gallons.
  13. FishGuy101Valued MemberMember

    the tank is to small for him or so I've been told
  14. CichlidnutFishlore VIPMember

    For a full grown blood parrot, yeah a 40 tall is too small. Have you thought about any dwarf Cichlids, like rams?
  15. FishGuy101Valued MemberMember

    rams are nippy and kill every thing ive had one and the blood perrot is between 2 and 2.5 inches how big wil he get before i have to upgrade
  16. EiennaFishlore VIPMember

    I have never had my rams bother anyone other than staking out territories between each other. You must have gotten a mean one. That or it did not feel secure.
  17. FishGuy101Valued MemberMember

    my tank was heavely planted he killed a oscar !!! i was kepping it temporarily it was 3 inches long and i come home one day and there it is dead

    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 27, 2012
  18. EiennaFishlore VIPMember

    He killed an OSCAR?! That fish had to have been sick or something. Oscars are far more aggressive than rams.

    And yush n.n
  19. kinezumi89Fishlore VIPMember

    I have two rams in my 55 gallon community and they've never acted the least bit aggressive. I also have a dwarf cichlid in another tank (the fish in my avatar) and he isn't the least bit aggressive either. :)
  20. FishGuy101Valued MemberMember

    dont ask how but he did hes also a little fin nipper

    can i put a african dwarf frog in my tank
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 27, 2012

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