Angels In A 55 Gallon Community Tank

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I currently have a 55 gallon community tank stocked with the following

2 angels around 1.5 inches
6 rummynkse tetras
4 celebes rainbows
3 cory cats
2 german blue rams

I was wanting to add one or two more angelfish to the tank but not sure if it would be a good idea, can anyone give me their suggestions?
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I honestly would leave it at two if they are getting along. You could comfortably add 1 space wise but with three you risk adding a level of stress / breeding behavior that could really upset the apple cart...
 

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I would recommend keeping it at 2 angels. I added 4 juveniles a while back to my 60g, and they got on great for months. Now they are full grown and at least 3 are male - they fight non stop so I am rehoming 2 of them.
If you live in SoCal I have some beautiful males looking for a new home lol

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I’d fill out all the schooling fish instead. Especially the Cories.
 
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skay1017 said:
What kind of substrate is that?
Just sand can't remember what kind picked it up in a 50 pound bag at the fish store

fjh said:
I would recommend keeping it at 2 angels. I added 4 juveniles a while back to my 60g, and they got on great for months. Now they are full grown and at least 3 are male - they fight non stop so I am rehoming 2 of them.
If you live in SoCal I have some beautiful males looking for a new home lol

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Thank you! Okay sounda like that works best, would you suggest only 2 in something such as a 120 gallon as well?
 

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A rule of thumb for Angels is 29 gallons for 1 and then 1 more for each 10 gallons. The thing is as you increase the numbers , you will inevitably end up with a mated pair and they will likely become really aggressive with the other fish , especially the other Angels. If you want a larger group I would suggest lots of tall plants to reduce sight lines , a good number of dither fish for distraction , and be prepared to re-home any problem children if they cause you more stress than you are willing to deal with.
 

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akoll said:
Just sand can't remember what kind picked it up in a 50 pound bag at the fish store

Thank you! Okay sounda like that works best, would you suggest only 2 in something such as a 120 gallon as well?
If you have a 120 gallon then you could probably do more. Just keep in mind that each male will want his own territory, especially if you have female(s) to create a breeding pair.
 

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Greg hit the general rule, for a 55 3 would be the most you should stock.

But I would fill out the other schools.

You probably won’t notice aggression until they are about 4”.

But then it’s too late.
 

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Those angels are going to grow. I have 1 in a 55 and it's almost too small for him. He's a big boy. I wouldn't push it with a third. They get aggressive when they get older. Just hope those 2 keep getting along.
 

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