Angles in a 30G?

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Can a single fully grown angelfish go in a standard 30 gallon thank with other community fish?
 

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Let me start by saying I've never kept angels before, but I believe a single angel needs a minimum 20 gallons, then 10 gallons for each additional angel. I'm sure you'll get some more responses though. What else were you thinking of keeping with the single angel?
 

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Keep the substrate minimal as to take advantage of as much water depth as possible.
 
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1 angel, 6 dwarf neons, and 2 bolivian rams is the plan so far

 

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Something you might want to consider also, neons may become a snack for the angel especially if it's full grown
 
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Dwarf neon rainbows get 3" how will they become a snack? lol unless I'm missing something about angles.......lol
 

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Angelfish can reach 6" and they WILL try to eat anything that fits in their mouths, including 2" neon tetras.
 

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Ewest said:
Dwarf neon rainbows get 3" how will they become a snack? lol unless I'm missing something about angles.......lol
It's a fish eat fish world out there.

(I actually thought you had Neon Tetras not rainbows)
 

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Forgot to mention also that yes, you are missing something.. Angelfish are part of the Cichlidae family... yes distant relatives of mbuna and other African cichlids.
 
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Lol I know they are cichlids I was just confused how they would eat a 3" fish as they have small mouths. But it was a miscommunication lol so never mind.
 

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They won't eat dwarf rainbows. He thought you were talking about neon tetras which they WILL eat. Basically, you don't want anything smaller than 2 inches with a full grown Angel, and if you're looking to keep ram fry you can probably forget about it unless your ram can actually scare off the Angel, which I doubt. Overall your stocking seems fine.
 

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JeffK said:
Let me start by saying I've never kept angels before, but I believe a single angel needs a minimum 20 gallons, then 10 gallons for each additional angel. I'm sure you'll get some more responses though. What else were you thinking of keeping with the single angel?
Not a 20g, a 30 would be fine though.....
 
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Awesome I got a 30 gallon for free as a step up from my 20

 

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