Angelfish In A Community Tank?

Discussion in 'Angelfish' started by mac12340, Apr 19, 2017.

  1. mac12340

    mac12340 Valued Member Member

    Hi! I'm interested in keeping a angelfish in a 40 gallon community tank? Is there going to be a lot of aggression with one?
     
  2. dcutl002

    dcutl002 Well Known Member Member

    I am no stocking expert, but I'll just say that I have two in a 55 with Blue Gouramis with no issues. The Angelfish keep to themselves.

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    Last edited: Apr 19, 2017
  3. el337

    el337 Fishlore Legend Member

    You may get an aggressive angelfish especially as it matures. It really depends. What other fish are in the tank?
     
  4. OP
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    mac12340

    mac12340 Valued Member Member

    I'm hoping to get a bn pleco and gourami but I'm not 100 percent about anything yet, still researching.
     
  5. dcutl002

    dcutl002 Well Known Member Member

    I would think that that is OK. Maybe also consider a rubber mouth Pleco. They should stay relatively small.
     
  6. AngelTheGypsy

    AngelTheGypsy Fishlore VIP Member

    Angelfish like warmer temps, around 78-80. That's probably your biggest restraint on a community with them, although you have many options.

    Is this a 40 tall tank or a breeder? Remember angels can get 8" tall, so they do better in a taller tank. There are some people who do, but I wouldn't do a bn pleco, as they prefer cooler water. But you could do a clown or possibly rubber lip pleco. Gourami would be fine. I would do a more peaceful species, like pearls, honeys, or a dwarf. Also be careful with choosing schooling fish. Choose one with a temp range up to 82, and one big enough not to fit in the Angels mouth when an adult. Angels have been known to eat smaller fish. Try to keep them up around 2". Also steer clear of nippy species, such as tiger barbs and some others. They will damage your angel's and gourami's fins.

    I have an angel in a 38 gallon and he's beautiful! And what a personality! He likes to pick on mystery snails...

    Whether you have aggression issues depends on the individual fish.
     
  7. TexasDomer

    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    BN plecos don't have much temp overlap with angels. What about another species? Rubberlip wouldn't work, but clown plecos would!

    Angels aren't usually aggressive to schooling fish or plecos, so you should be fine there. You may or may have issues with the angel and gourami.

    What about something like this?

    1x Angelfish
    1x Pearl gourami
    12x Rummynose tetra (or another warm water schooling species)
    10x C. sterbai or C. aeneus or 15x Kuhli loaches
    1x Clown pleco
     
  8. OP
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    mac12340

    mac12340 Valued Member Member

    Great idea!
     




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