angels in a community tank?

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by scotty b, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. scotty bWell Known MemberMember

    my grandmother brought me two 3'' angels for my tank are they safe to put in a 55 with tetras guppies and platies (well kind of) ??
     
  2. NikitaWell Known MemberMember

    How many Tetras, Guppies, and Platies do you have to be exact?

    What kind of tetras? A lot of tetras are a bit nippy and that's a big no no for Angels.
     




  3. bolivianbabyFishlore LegendMember

    What species of tetras? Guppies may have trouble when the angels get bigger, but right now, they should be okay.
     




  4. scotty bWell Known MemberMember

    current stock is
    :8 neon tetras
    : 6 glowlight
    : 3 bn pleco
    : 3 pengin tetras (bad local stock cant get school up)\
    : 5 corries
    : 1 whiptail cat
    : 1 banjo cat
    : 2 bb mollies
    : 1 orange platy
    : 4 platy like wild type fish same size and behaviour as platy
    : 20(+-) guppies/endlers
    : mts, ramshorns, mystery snails and shrimps
    : 6 danios

    filtration is a lrg sponge filter and a 55 gallon sump/ wet/dry filter
     




  5. bolivianbabyFishlore LegendMember

    Not sure about danios and angels. My danios were hateful little things. Maybe someone else can chime in on that.

    Your guppy and endler numbers would definitely decrease (the fry would be eaten), but other than that, I think you should be okay. You definitely have the filtration to handle the bioload, IMO. Is there enough swimming space?
     
  6. chrisb01Well Known MemberMember

    Except for the shrimp, I don't see any problems. I've had most of those fish with Angelfish before with no problems. Just don't expect any fry from the Guppies and Platies.
     
  7. bolivianbabyFishlore LegendMember

    Oops! Didn't see the shrimp listed. Good catch, Chrisb01!

    Your shrimp will probably be eaten.
     
  8. freak78Well Known MemberMember

    I have 7 glolight danios. They don't bother my 2 angels. Of course my one angel could probably eat one if it really ticked it off.
     
  9. scotty bWell Known MemberMember

    the shrimp live in a pice of driftwod ware the angels wont be able to get them i think the bio load should be no issue as my filter would be over kill for a 100 gallon
     
  10. NikitaWell Known MemberMember

    I dunno. I see your tank as stocked, I don't think you could fit the Angels.
     
  11. scotty bWell Known MemberMember

    ive got a volume of 80-90 gallons
     
  12. AmazonPassionModeratorModerator Member

    It isn't about the Volume in this case, it is about the actual footprint.
     
  13. scotty bWell Known MemberMember

    ive been trying to get rid of the danios but they are so hard to catch, I think ill rehome one of the angels when i decide witch is better temperd

    they seem to be setteling in and so far they are playing nice
     
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  14. tommy jr.Valued MemberMember

    I'm sure you'll find they will continue to do fine. Once they are totally settled in, you might find very mild aggressiveness (more of a playful curiousity), but this is normal. I have kept Angel Fish for years and have had them with all kinds of fish and the only time I have had big aggression is when they breed.
    My guess is they will do fine.
     
  15. scotty bWell Known MemberMember

    here is a few pics

    2013-01-09_00-06-00_671 (1).jpg2013-01-09_00-06-11_456.jpg
     
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  16. AquaristFishlore LegendMember

    Good morning,

    Congrats on the new Angel's Scotty b. I hope they do well for you. :)

    Beautiful fish. :)

    Ken
     
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