Angles in a 30G?

Discussion in 'Angelfish' started by Ewest, Jul 3, 2015.

  1. Ewest Valued Member Member

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

  2. JeffK Well Known Member Member

    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?

  3. Tolak Well Known Member Member

    Keep the substrate minimal as to take advantage of as much water depth as possible.

  4. Ewest Valued Member Member

    1 angel, 6 dwarf neons, and 2 bolivian rams is the plan so far

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  5. DanB80TTS Well Known Member Member

    Something you might want to consider also, neons may become a snack for the angel especially if it's full grown
  6. Ewest Valued Member Member

    Dwarf neon rainbows get 3" how will they become a snack? lol unless im missing something about
  7. Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    Angelfish can reach 6" and they WILL try to eat anything that fits in their mouths, including 2" neon tetras.
  8. DanB80TTS Well Known Member Member

    It's a fish eat fish world out there.

    (I actually thought you had Neon Tetras not rainbows)
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2015
  9. Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    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.
  10. Ewest Valued Member Member

    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.
  11. Joshua Drake Well Known Member Member

    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.
  12. Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    Not a 20g, a 30 would be fine though.....
  13. Ewest Valued Member Member

    Awesome i got a 30g for free as a step up from my 20

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